East Bay Trademark Attorney
In the San Francisco East Bay area, I will provide all types of trademark legal help, from filing trademark applications, legal opinions, licensing and protection. Don't let your hard work be lost to someone else. I have the experience and knowledge on my side to make sure that your trademark applications get filed and processed correctly. I can also represent you if you think a business or individual has infringed on your preexisting trademarks.
What is a trademark?
A trademark is a sign or symbol that is easily recognizable and identifies products or other services as belonging to a certain company or source. The person that owns a trademark can be a business or an individual person. Trademarks can be located in various different places or displayed in several different ways, such as, labels, packages or even coupons and vouchers; these trademarks are also shown on buildings.
Trademarks can be owned and licensed. Many companies that have toy suppliers are licensed to make and supply certain toys that are trademarked by other companies or individuals. Producing or trading counterfeit goods with unauthorized use of a trademark is known today as brand piracy and legal action can be taken against any trademark infringement. If you feel as if your trademark has been subjected to infringment, immediately call a trademark lawyer in Walnut Creek.
A trademark is usually a phrase, logo, symbol, name, word, design, image, or a combination of these types of items. The word trademark is used also to refer to anything that distinguishes an individual making them recognizable at first glance. Celebrities are usually known for their individual trademarks. Most times when someone is talking about a service and not a product the term service mark will be used instead of trademark.
Why Should you Hire a Trademark Attorney?
Trademark Registration is not a simple task, which is why it is always a good idea to seek the services of a trademark attorney in Walnut Creek. One of the most important things you want to avoid is trademark infringement. Using a name or mark that has already been trademark or is very similar to an existing trademark can result in legal troubles, which will cause you to have to destroy any marketing materials or inventory that contains the trademark and potentially having to pay damages. Aside from making sure you don't commit trademark infringement, a trademark lawyer can help you:
- Ensure that you choose a legally protectable mark
- Choose a strong trademark
- Search for existing trademarks or ones that are confusingly similar
- Assist in the application process
- Help you understand your rights when it comes to intellectual property
I can help you with your trademark applications and getting everything filed that you need for your East Bay trademark needs. Call Armand Estrada to set up an appointment today with the best trademark attorney in Walnut Creek! (925) 944-9700
By Armand Estrada