Trademark protection is essential to protect a brand name, logo, trade dress or trade packaging. ANAND LAW can evaluate your marks for registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), file to register those marks with the USPTO, defend against any opposition or USPTO Office Action which may arise.
As litigators, we can also proceed with actions in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board should the USPTO deny your registration. We also litigate claims for trademark and trade dress infringement, trademark dilution, and unfair competition.
If you have a concept for a restaurant, band, or other product, we can evaluate your proposed brand names, trade dress and logos for probable success in registration and evaluate you as how to proceed prior to significant investment is put in.
If you have developed a distinctive design for a franchise, trademark registration is essential to expansion as there may be little to prevent others from simply copying your great idea without it.
The licensing of intellectual property is a business endeavor which must be done with great care and skill. ANAND LAW negotiates and drafts licensing agreements with creativity and precision. We take into account both the legal boundaries of a particular licensing arrangement as well as the business objectives of the client.
ANAND LAW can assist you in defending against cyber-infringers in both local and global venues. We assist clients in pursuing “cybersquatters” (who have registered your domain name) and so called “typosquatters” (who have registered confusingly similar names) through out-of-court means as well as litigation under the federal Lanham and Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Acts and California’s unfair competition statutes.
CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
The Department of Homeland Security, through the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) bureau, maintains a trademark recordation system for marks registered on the USPTO. If your business deals with consumer goods, you face the risk of infringing products diluting or even destroying your market completely. ANAND LAW can aid you in registering your marks on both the USPTO’s principal register as well as with the CBP, allowing the CPB to prevent the importation of infringing merchandise.
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