Whether you are an established business, or a start-up, a strong trademark can be the cornerstone of an effective branding campaign. Ensuring that your trademark is thoroughly researched, properly registered, and vigorously protected from attempted infringement is an investment that will more than pay off for your business. The experienced South Florida trademark lawyers at Groisman Law, PLLC bring their experience, creativity and focus to helping trademark owners reap the full benefits of their creativity and hard work.
A trademark is a name, logo, design, slogan, or even distinctive packaging - used to promote a service or product which tells the consumer world that the product or service originates with, or is affiliated or sponsored by, you or your company.
Given the impact a strong trademark can have on your company’s value and growth, it is of the utmost importance that you engage the services of an experienced trademark lawyer to assist you with selecting, developing, registering, maintaining and protecting your trademarks. We lead the way through every step in the process, reducing the likelihood that an application will be rejected, minimizing the risk and liability involved in inadvertently infringing on another existing trademark, and protecting your trademark from the intentional or inadvertent actions of competitors.
Trademark Clearance and Registration
Groisman Law will conduct a comprehensive search of existing trademarks, and of the marketplace, so that we can identify the potential strengths and weakness of your desired mark relative to other marks, whether those other marks are registered trademarks or not. Performing due diligence up front can maximize the chances of your trademark application being approved by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Due diligence also minimizes the chances that you will face claims of infringement which could lead to costly litigation and the decimation of your branding efforts.
Once we complete our trademark clearance work, we prepare a written opinion to you based on the information gathered about moving forward with your mark. If you decide to move forward with registration, the next step is the preparation of the necessary materials to file your US trademark application, so that your mark can be registered with the USPTO, as well as with foreign trademark authorities where desired and appropriate.
Registering a trademark is essential for enhancing the strength of your trademark and avoiding expensive infringement claims. The technical and substantive requirements for trademark registration can be complicated and can involve multiple levels of review as well as opposition and challenges by others seeking to deny the registration of your trademark.
Groisman Law’s South Florida trademark attorneys have extensive experience that can help you with all steps of the registration process, as well as proceedings before the USPTO, including:
- Responses to Office Actions/Communications
- Requests for Reconsideration of Final Refusals
- Appeals to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)
- Oppositions in the TTAB
- Cancellations in the TTAB
Protecting Your Trademark from Infringement
As your business grows and expands into new markets, you may learn that a competitor is trying to confuse the public and use a trademark similar or identical to yours. Additionally, others may attempt to register a trademark that could damage the strength of your mark and create confusion in the marketplace.
We take a proactive, vigilant, and assertive approach to the protection of our clients’ trademark rights. Groisman Law’s experienced trademark litigators have the strength and experience to aggressively defend your mark through cease and desist letters, early negotiated resolutions, or aggressive federal litigation – always keeping your goals and objectives front and center.
Groisman Law, PLLC: South Florida Trademark Attorneys
At Groisman Law, we work tirelessly to ensure that your trademarks and your company’s brand identity are secure and protected from all threats. We welcome the opportunity to work with you.
To arrange for a consultation and to learn more about how Groisman Law can help your business with its trademark and intellectual property needs, call us at (305) 930-7979 or email founding partner, Gabriel Groisman at firstname.lastname@example.org.