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Trademarks / Copyrights

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

A TRADEMARK AND A COPYRIGHT? 

While copyrights and registered trademarks both help protect your intellectual property, they are used for different things.

 

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WHY TRADEMARK REGISTRATION IS IMPORTANT

  • Stop copycats;

  • Deter competitors from stealing your branding—and profiting from your reputation;

  • Stand out;

  • Create a brand as unique as you, knowing it can be preserved;

  • Own your brand;

  • Secure the exclusive rights to your names, slogans, and logos;

  • Make it legal;

  • Build a powerful brand that’s yours alone with the ® symbol;

  • Enforce your rights;

  • Be empowered to legally claim your unique branding;

  • Defend what’s yours; and

  • Make it easier to sue competitors who steal your trademarks.

 

WHY COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION IS IMPORTANT

  • The ability to sue an infringer in federal court;

  • Ease in obtaining an injunction quickly;

  • Providing public notice of ownership rights and creating a presumption of ownership in court; and

  • The ability to seek statutory damages and attorney fees.

 

   We recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to procuring, maintaining, enforcing, and commercializing trademarks and copyrights. We will collaborate with you to understand your business in order to provide the most effective and strategic legal advice from the planning and launch of a brand through its implementation, growth, and protection.

     We offer a full range of services necessary to protect valuable brand names, logos, slogans, trade dress, and domain names, including the filing and prosecution of applications at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, maintaining, and renewing registrations, sending cease and desist letters, negotiating disputes, prosecuting, and defending infringement claims, and negotiating and drafting licenses and assignments.

      We also offer a full range of services necessary to protect original works of authorship, including filing applications to register copyrightable subject matter (such as art, music, poetry, computer software, books, magazines, sculpture, architectural drawings, websites, and other original works), sending cease and desist letters, negotiating disputes, prosecuting and defending infringement claims, and negotiating and drafting licenses and assignments.

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