Trademark law in San Francisco
Dergosits & Noah LLP assists clients nationally and internationally from its San Francisco Bay Area office with clearance searches, trademark applications, and portfolio management, as well as securing international filings. Additionally, we represent clients in litigation matters involving trademark laws and trade dress infringement.
Before a trademark can be safely adopted, we perform clearance searches to determine whether the desired mark is available for adoption, use, and registration. By reviewing the search reports thoroughly, we can conclusively determine the extent to which a mark is already being used and whether its use would adversely impact our client's use and registration of the mark.
Prosecution and Filing
Once we properly clear a particular mark for registration, we assist clients in preparing all of the necessary documentation and filing it with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including Intent to Use and Use in Commerce applications.
Our clients often want to ensure their trademarks are protected under laws from around the world. We frequently assist clients with filing trademark applications under the Madrid Protocol, which allows trademark holders to obtain protection in multiple countries by filing a single application.
Trademark licensing agreements can be complex, taking months to negotiate and finalize. We have extensive experience drafting agreements on behalf of both licensees and trademark owners. We will protect our clients' intellectual property rights while allowing them to capitalize on these valuable assets.
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Matters
Throughout the trademark registration process before the USPTO, other parties can challenge a trademark application or registration by filing an opposition or cancellation.
We regularly appear before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) to defend opposition proceedings and pursue oppositions on our clients' behalf against other trademark applications. We also pursue and defend cancellation proceedings.
Assistance with trademark law issues
If you need assistance with trademark law issues including infringement litigation, the San Francisco firm of Dergosits & Noah LLP is available to help you. Contact us today and allow our skilled San Francisco trademark law attorneys to resolve your legal problems and provide the effective representation that you need.