As a business owner, your brand is everything. But failing to work with a trademark attorney in Orlando puts your brand at risk. You lack protection of your mark, and as a result your business could lose its identity. With the help of the Patent Professor, you can get some security.
Our firm wants your company to maintain its identity. We provide services that protect your mark and your business. By contacting us, you can get answers all of your questions about trademark law. Furthermore, we can take the legal steps necessary to make your mark your own.
Common Question About Trademark Protection
Many business owners have little knowledge about trademark law. For that reason, they often come to us with questions about trademark protection. Here are some of the most common questions about the issue:
1. What’s the Timeline for Protecting Your Trademark?
If you want to apply for a trademark, you should do it as soon as possible. You have three years to apply for one if you will use it for goods or services. However, you shouldn’t waste time. The sooner you protect it, the less likely you are to experience problems.
There are 277,198 people in Orlando alone. If someone else applies for the same trademark first, they get the rights to it. Therefore, your best bet is to apply for your trademark before you start using it. This prevents you from putting your brand in jeopardy. By working with the Patent Professor, you can ensure that no one else steals your mark.
2. What’s the Difference Between a Copyright and a Trademark?
Trademark law refers to brands and other details that represent a business. However, copyright involves the protection of creative items. For instance, graphics, books, and videos fall under copyright law.
That said, there can be an overlap. If you have a logo with graphics that represents your business, it could fall under both trademark and copyright law. When you contact us, you can learn more about protecting property that falls under both umbrellas.
3. Can an Individual Own a Trademark?
If you’d rather own a trademark under your name than under your business, you have the option to do so. But it can be risky. You will be the one responsible for any damage that comes from the use of your trademark. Instead of your business assets being the only thing at stake, your personal assets are on the hook.
Before you decide to file for a trademark in your own name, you should be sure you are ready for the responsibility. By working with us, you can learn all about your risks and what you can expect.
4. Can You Use a Common Word as a Trademark?
Although many individuals believe common words are off limits for trademark purposes, this isn’t always the case. You can trademark a common word. As long as the common word does not relate to the goods and services, you can use it.
For example, a real estate agent cannot trademark the word, “sold.” This is because it’s common for others in the industry to use the word. However, the real estate agent could use a different common word if it’s unique to the industry.
5. Can Advertising Campaigns Cause Trademark Issues?
It’s important that you realize advertising campaigns can cause some trademark issues. Typically, problems with advertising campaigns involve business names or slogans.
If you want to avoid trademark violations, you should be cautious with your marketing campaigns. A trademark and patent attorney in Orlando can explain more about trademarks and advertising. With our help, you can prevent issues with your advertising campaigns.
Why Do You Need a Trademark Attorney in Orlando?
Here at the Patent Professor, we can help you with your trademark needs. Although you might not realize it, an attorney could be essential for the success of your business.
There are several benefits to working with us. Find out why you should consider hiring a lawyer:
1. Save Money
By working with an attorney, you can save your business thousands of dollars. Without a lawyer, you could find yourself in the midst of a legal battle over a trademark. Whether you’re defending your business or fighting for the right to use a trademark, you could be in for a fight. The legal fees that come with such disputes can be high.
When you choose to work with us, you limit your chance of disputes. In addition to helping you file a trademark, we can also help you avoid trademark violations. You can prevent serious legal ramifications.
2. Gain Advice
Most business owners don’t have in-depth knowledge of trademark law. Unfortunately, this can cause many problems. You might leave your business unprotected and your brand at risk.
By working with us, you can get advice on trademark issues. For instance, you can learn about protecting your domain name. You also have the ability of asking all of your questions about trademarks, protection, and potential violations. With years of experience in the industry, our firm has the knowledge you need.
3. Enforcement of Trademarks
Filing for your trademark is only half of the battle. Although we assist with the filing process, that’s not where we stop our services. We also can advise you on the enforcement of your trademark.
Once you have a trademark, you need to be active to protect it. If someone infringes on your mark, you have a right to take legal action.
Before you do, you should be certain it’s an infringement. When you work with our firm, we consider all of the facts. If it seems as if another business is infringing on your trademark, we can take the steps necessary to protect it.
Working with Us
In 2017, the US Department of Labor voted Orlando as the best city for job growth. With a thriving economy, the city has a strong need for trademark attorneys. If you own a business, it’s crucial that you avoid trademark infringement and protect your own property.
Business owners should do everything they can to protect their brand. And that often means working with a trademark attorney in Orlando. Contact us to find out more about our services.