801 W. Bay Drive, Suite 705
Largo, FL 33770
- Mon to Fri - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Trademark Attorney: Protecting Your Business’s Unique Identity
As a business owner, your brand is an asset. It sets you apart from competitors, represents who you are, and helps customers identify your products or services. That’s why it’s important to protect your trademark and ensure that it’s not being used without your permission.
The trademark attorney at The Goodwin Firm helps businesses register and protect their trademarks. We will assist you with the entire process of registering a trademark, from conducting a search to make sure the mark is available to filing the application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
How Our Trademark Attorney Will Help
Our trademark attorney has extensive experience handling a wide range of trademark law issues. They provide each client with personalized representation to ensure their needs are fully met. Our goal at The Goodwin Firm is to protect the brand identity of your company and save you a lot of time, money, and hassle.
Our trademark services include:
Trademark Searches and Registration
Once you’ve identified a name, phrase, slogan, or logo that you wish to protect, our Florida trademark attorney will work with you to conduct a trademark availability and suitability search. We have searches designed to see if your chosen mark is suitable for registration and searches geared toward the avoidance of infringement issues down the line.
Our attorney will check all state and federal trademark registrations, pending applications, and common law rights. We’ll then provide a comprehensive opinion about the availability of the proposed mark and the likelihood of achieving registration. We’ll then evaluate the search report, provide a written opinion letter, and provide you with a verbal or written opinion as to the clearance of your proposed mark.
If the search shows there’s a good chance your trademark is clear to adopt, our attorney will help you navigate the complex legal process and ensure that your application is completed correctly. One of the most important benefits of working with The Goodwin Firm is that we can help you avoid common mistakes that can lead to your trademark application being substantially delayed or possibly denied.
The government doesn’t actively monitor trademarks, so it’s up to you to watch for trademark infringements and proactively handle them. If you fail to monitor your trademark, you could easily lose your trademark rights. With enough time, the person who infringes your trademark may actually gain rights to the trademark in certain parts of the country. If there are multiple companies using similar trademarks, your customers could be confused, weakening your brand in the process.
At The Goodwin Firm, we have the tools and resources to provide periodic market scans to ensure your trademark is not being used without your permission.
Trademark Opposition and Cancellation
If another party is trying to register a trademark that bears a close resemblance to yours, our trademark attorneys can file an opposition or cancellation proceeding with the USPTO. This is often a preferred option if trademark infringement has resulted in brand confusion.
The Goodwin Firm counsels and represents clients in regard to various issues as they pertain to trademark infringement. If we discover unauthorized use of your mark by others, our trademark attorneys will send a cease-and-desist letter and demand letter to the responsible parties. We also negotiate settlements for trademark disputes in most cases, this is enough to end the infringement.
However, if the violator refuses to stop, we can file a lawsuit seeking an injunction to enforce your rights and stop the unauthorized use before it can affect your market share. We also defend businesses sued for trademark infringement or unfair competition.
Contact the Trademark Attorney at The Goodwin Firm
Trademark issues have the power to make or break your business. If you have a trademark that you’d like to file or have a trademark infringement issue, contact The Goodwin Firm to speak with a Florida trademark attorney.