Trademarks & Copyrights

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Trademarks & Copyrights

Trademarks & Copyrights

In an increasingly crowded marketplace, your trademarks are often the easiest way to quickly differentiate you from your competitors. They stand for the hard work you put into your business, your products, and your services. They add value to your business and deserve to be protected. Conroy Baran can help you in protecting your trademarks in many ways. We can guide you through applications at the state level or at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

An easy pitfall to avoid when launching a new product or starting a new business is an unfair competition or trademark infringement claim. A simple “knockout search” – a basic search in the trademark databases – may tell you that your exact name, slogan, or logo is already taken. A more comprehensive “search and clearance” will provide a much broader set of results that will help you decide if your trademark is worth pursuing.

We can help you during each stage of your brand’s life, from search to registration to enforcement.

Trademark Enforcement & Monitoring

A trademark is inherently valuable, and protecting that value requires active work and other upkeep. The use of your trademarks by competitors needs to be addressed, and you always need to be on the lookout for competitors seeking to register marks that are confusingly similar to your own.

We are experienced in trademark enforcement, from simple cease and desist letters to specialized cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. We can help you monitor the trademark landscape for competing marks and guide you in your decisions to enforce your trademark.

Copyright Registration

Copyright registration is an important first step in monetizing your work: be it music, photograph, painting, literature, architectural design, or art. Registration is also a prerequisite to accessing the statutory damages enacted by Congress.

We can help you register your copyright with the Copyright Office.

To learn more please contact our Trademarks and Copyrights practice leader, Ben Pollock.