Los Angeles Trademark Infringement Attorney
Trademarks are a key component in brand recognition and product marketing. Unfortunately, filing and procuring a trademark is not the end of the story for many inventors and investors. Protecting those trademarks and trade dress from infringement by others requires vigilance and prompt action when the need arises. In some cases, a demand letter may be enough to resolve an issue; in other cases, litigation may be necessary. At the Trojan Law Offices®, our Los Angeles trademark attorneys have the experience and knowledge needed to leverage our clients’ rights domestically and abroad.
Preventing Trademark Infringement
It is important for holders of trademarks to understand the importance of using that legal protection to retain their exclusive rights. There are strict rules about the actions necessary to retain and protect trademarks. You should discuss matters such as ownership, actual reduction to practice, constructive reduction to practice, and procedures that protect trade secrets, trademarks, and trade dress, with an experienced attorney before infringement or even litigation become real possibilities.
TLO® attorneys have extensive experience protecting and enforcing copyright, trademark, and trade dress rights before state and federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. We have successfully represented clients from a wide variety of industries in adversary proceedings up to and including trial.
Disputes regarding prior use, infringement, and different markets can compromise marketing strategies and interfere with how a company positions itself in the marketplace. In order to minimize confusion and maintain trademark rights, trademarks are registered and enforced both internationally and domestically through a database. By comparing how a trademark is designed, when it was registered, and the goods it was meant to cover, it’s possible to determine if an unregistered trademark infringes upon it.
Grounds for Litigation
The Trojan Law Offices counsels and represents clients in regard to the following issues as they pertain to grounds for trademark litigation:
- Concurrent registration
- Disputes over prior use
- Senior registrant rights against pre-registration user
- Disputes regarding second users and constructive notice
- Secondary meaning and descriptiveness
- Similarity of goods or services
- Similarity of marks
Domestic Registration of Trademarks
States have specific requirements for trademark registration. Domestic trademark infringement often occurs when an incomplete trademark review or search fails to uncover an existing trademark in another state. Litigation may be necessary when disputes arise regarding the markets involved, allegations claiming trademark abandonment, or similarity in design. Adding to these difficulties is the Lanham Act and how certain trademark rights are construed under it. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience needed to sort through what can be complicated, technical issues and ensure your trademark rights are enforced.
At Trojan Law Offices in Los Angeles, our lawyers and legal staff provide quality services at reasonable rates. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your trademark infringement issues, and to explain how we can help you protect your ideas and inventions. Contact TLO® to schedule a consultation with our team today.