Experienced Florida Law Firm Prosecutes & Defends Trademarks
Safeguarding your business image through trademark
The public identifies your business, product or service through its distinctive branding, logo, design, slogan, wording or picture. That distinguishing trademark is immediately associated with your company’s positive reputation for quality. Protecting your trademark is essential to preserving your business’ meticulously-crafted image. Pollard PLLC helps clients protect their trademarks.
Registering your trademark
You can prove your ownership of a trademark by registering with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. At the time of your application, you must meet the use in commerce or intent to use basis for filing, meaning you are either currently using the mark or have a ready-market plan for its use. Our attorneys are skilled at filing detailed applications with the USPTO that fully satisfy all of the complex requirements. We conduct a thorough search of the database to determine if your proposed mark is already in use. We then assist you through each stage of the application process, including clearly describing your mark and the goods or services it represents. We can also defend against attacks on your trademark application.
Protecting your brand from trademark infringement
The use by another company of your trademark can lead to lost profits and a tarnished reputation. When a company’s similar name, style, lettering, picture or other branding causes confusion, you may have a valid infringement claim. Our lawyers stop the unauthorized use of your trademark by obtaining an injunction against the infringer, and we assertively pursue damages for unfair competition.
Defending your company against unfair trademark lawsuits
On the flip side, many small and mid-sized companies find themselves defending trademark lawsuits filed by large corporations. Big companies aggressively police the market and seek to attack any company that comes remotely close to their brand. Because of this, large corporations frequently file trademark lawsuits when there has been no actual trademark infringement. They sue any competitor – and even non-competitor – whose name, slogan, brand or logo comes remotely close to their own. If you have been sued for trademark infringement, our Firm can help.