Trademark & Copyright
BOCA RATON TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT LAWYER
Trademarks and copyrights are ways to protect your business’ intellectual property. Whether you need a trademark or copyright depends on what you intend to safeguard. A trademark will protect your business’ brand such as its name and logo and help to ensure that your company’s identity is original. Copyrights protect your ownership of original work, including blogs, music, art, photographs, written content, and other creative works.
Our trademark and copyright services include:
- Initial consultation
- Availability assessment
- Application preparation and filing
- Office Action follow up
- Cease and desist letters
FILING A TRADEMARK WITH THE USPTO AND U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE
The United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, is the federal agency that governs the registrations of trademarks whereas, the U.S. Copyright Office is the federal agency that issues copyrights. The USPTO will only approve trademarks that do not infringe upon other existing trademarks, even if they are not the same but similar. The U.S. Copyright Office will only copyright an original, creative contribution from an author of a work.
WORKING WITH AN EXPERIENCED TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT LAWYER
Our firm will guide you in determining your intellectual property options, from choosing a name or design for your business brand, to assessing the likelihood of whether you could receive a trademark of copyright, to helping you complete the registration process. Contact Melody Cobbe today to begin your trademark or copyright process.
Should I trademark my logo as part of my business strategy?
You are getting ready to open for business. You have picked a name and designed a logo that exactly represents your brand. However, trademark registration isn’t at the forefront of your business strategy. Instead, you are deciding to wait until you are out of the...
When Should You Use the “TM” or “®” symbols?
You have seen logos using the TM or ® symbol next to their logos or slogans, but may not know which is appropriate for your own business. If you claim rights to use a mark, you may use the “TM” (trademark) or “SM” (service mark) symbol to alert the public to your...