If you have a new brand to protect, a Chicago Trademark Lawyer at The Law Offices of Konrad Sherinian, LLC can help you. We provides services such as trademark registration, protecting a product name, logo, company name, slogan, service name, domain name or tagline. We provide competent advice in selecting a strong and unique trademark. For example, we can conduct a search to ensure that your mark is distinct from your competitors, as well as advise you as to whether a particular mark is likely to be strong or merely descriptive. While a mark that is descriptive of the particular goods and services that you offer may provide benefits by “locking up” a valuable verbiage, the strength of protection for such marks tends to be quite narrow. For example, “Chicago Pet Store” will certainly be a search term that many people will use to find goods or services on the web, and it may be protectable for a pet store. However, the protection granted will be quite weak; for example, by adding a single term to the mark, such as “Chicago Pet Store North,” infringement can likely be avoided.
While a patent protects your inventions, trademarks safeguard your brand. In today’s globally competitive environment, the strength of your brand is more important than ever. A trademark attorney Naperville IL respects can work to understand your brand, and how to use trademarks to strengthen and protect your brand.
If you are considering a new mark, we can help you by conducting a thorough search and ensuring that the term you are considering is clear of conflicting marks within the field of use that you seek to use the new mark. We can also advise you on the probability of a new mark being granted, help you file and obtain rights to your new mark in the United States and around the world.
If a competitor is seeking to register a new mark that is confusingly similar to one of your established marks, our attorneys can help you by opposing the grant of the mark, or seeking cancellation of the mark after it has been granted. We understand the workings of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and can also assist you with issues in similar offices throughout the world. Let an experienced Chicago trademark lawyer guide your company through this complex process.
Finally, if a conflict should arise between your company and another over the use of a mark, we can help you efficiently and successfully resolve your dispute. For example, if a company is hurting your business by using your mark in commerce, unfairly competing with you by passing off your product as their own, or passing off their products as yours, our attorneys can help you obtain the maximum relief possible. Similarly, if your business has been accused of improperly using a trademark, or unfairly competing with another, we can assist in negotiating a resolution to the matter, or taking the case to trial.
If you have a question about trademarks, please feel free to reach out to us via telephone or email. You may also fill out our online inquiry form and we will strive to get back to you within 24 hours. At the Law Offices of Konrad Sherinian, a Chicago trademark lawyer can provide skilled guidance.