The trademark search is the first step to successfully register a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office ('USPTO'). Our firm searches federal and state trademark databases for trademarks that may conflict or impede successful registration of your trademark. One of our attorneys will then consult with you and issue a legal opinion on the probability on whether your attempts to register your trademark with the USPTO.
After consulting with one of our attorneys on the probability of successfully registering your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office ('USPTO'), our firm can proceed to register your trademark for you. Our firm will be listed as the Attorney-of-Record and respond on your behalf for non-substantive USPTO actions.
When seeking to register a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office ('USPTO'). A USPTO Trademark examiner may initially reject your trademark registration in the form of an Office Action. Our attorneys will respond to the examiner's Office Action Responses to try and have your trademark approved based on a legal argument.
Successfully registering a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office ('USPTO'). requires responding to occasional deadlines to renew and/or maintain your trademark. Our office can monitor and maintain your trademark with the USPTO.
To be granted a successful trademark registration, you must file a Statement of Use, meaning you must be actually using the trademark in commerce or plan to use the trademark in commerce. Our attorneys can provide the USPTO with proof of your trademark's use in commerce or if you haven't started selling your goods or services just yet, we can file for an Extension of the Statement of Use.
If you received a Cease & Desist Letter demanding you stop using your trademark or need to send a Cease & Desist letter to someone infringing on your trademark Melwani & Chan LLP can help.
Preventing others from infringing on your trademark is an issue that needs to be enforced diligently otherwise you may lose your trademark rights altogether. There are a number of ways to respond to trademark infringement issues, whether it is through licensing or litigation our firm will help you help you resolve the issue in a cost effective and timely manner.
Is there a trademark about to be registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office ('USPTO') that would potentially confuse your customers, then our attorneys can help you determine if you should oppose the registration of that trademark.
If another party has opposed your trademark registration with the USPTO, our attorneys will fight for your trademark rights.
If a trademark registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office needs to be challenged or if you receive notice of cancellation proceedings with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, please contact our office and our attorneys can guide you through the proceedings.
Trademark monitoring is an important part of maintaining the rights to your trademark. Trademark monitoring consists of meeting USPTO renewal deadlines, tracking down infringement on your trademark, and asserting your trademark rights over infringers.
If you need to change the owner of your trademark we can assist with assigning your trademark rights to another owner and changing the registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.