Houston Trademark Law
Trademarks can protect certain types of intellectual property to prevent other individuals or businesses from profiting off of your distinct brand. Trademark law can protect symbols, words, designs, phrases, names, and logos. Registering your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office protects it from being used without your consent for ten years and can be renewed.
Having a trusted brand means consumers feel confident to buy products or services because they know what to expect. Trademark law prevents unfair competition by protecting the things makes your brand unique.
While you do not need to register your trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, registration can better help you prevent infringement.
Advantages of Registering Trademarks:
- Registered trademarks include a notice to the public of the registrant’s claim of ownership
- Registration provides the registrant with legal presumption of ownership nationwide
- Registration grants exclusive ownership to the registrant to use the trademark in connection with the goods and services he or she provides
- The registrant may sue for infringement and put a stop to infringing items
While registering for a trademark has many advantages, it can also be challenging for individuals or businesses that are inexperienced with trademark law. With new products and businesses constantly flooding the market, it’s important to make sure your trademarked material is not confused with others before registration.
Experienced Houston Trademark Attorneys
When you work hard to build your brand, others might try to take advantage of it for their own profit. The experienced Houston trademark attorneys at Adair Myers Graves Stevenson have extensive experience both filing trademarks and enforcing existing trademarks for businesses of all sizes. The name of your business and its logo, and other potentially trademarked items, may be the most valuable assets your business owns, so don’t let others take advantage of your hard work. If you would like to talk to one of our attorneys about registering a trademark or you are concerned your trademarks are being infringed upon, call us today at 713-522-2270.