There are many different ways in which a business can create branding. By using a trademark, you can help brand recognition and protect your business’s identity. At Urias Law Offices, we provide clients with tailored intellectual property services, including the handling of all trademark issues. We can explain the differences between a registered trademark (®), an unregistered trademark or a service mark, and help you decide upon the best possible strategy to protect your brand.
Our trademark practice is led by firm founder Sharon Urias, who handled trademark and other legal issues for years as a partner in the Los Angeles office of Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner. Based in Scottsdale, we assist in federal trademark registration and represent clients in disputes throughout Phoenix and the surrounding areas.
A trademark is the hallmark that a company uses to identify itself or the goods and services that it provides. It can be a slogan, word, phrase, symbol, logo, image, or any combination of these elements. Though trademark registration is not required, it may be beneficial to protect your rights and to ensure that your business is the one being identified by the trademark.
Our law firm’s trademark practice includes counseling clients on choosing an identity that is strong, unique and protected by law. We have extensive experience dealing with the creation of trademarks, filing of applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and can help you understand how a trademark will represent your business in the public’s eye. We also prepare licensing agreements in order for other individuals and businesses to compensate you for the legal use of your trademark.
When a trademark is used unlawfully, it is possible to seek damages from the individual or entity who is infringing upon the trademark. You may be entitled to monetary compensation if the trademark usage was beneficial to the persons using it without your permission. Learn more about our trademark litigation practice.
Contact Urias Law Offices to schedule a consultation with an experienced trademark attorney.