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We are proud to announce that NASA’s InSight Mars Lander contains a seismometer made by our client, Kinemetrics, Inc. We have obtained patents for Kinemetrics for their cutting edge seismometer in the United States and in countries throughout the world. For example, United States Patent No. 6,776,042. If you are curious, the patent is effective… read more
Trojan Law Offices Convinces Federal Judge to Dismiss $43 Million Case. On September 10, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney issued a summary judgment order dismissing all thirteen claims in VBS Distribution, Inc, et al. v. Nutrivita Laboratories Inc. et. al., Case No. 8:16-cv-01553-CJC-DFM, Central District of California. The Vietnamese Broadcasting Service (VBS… read more
Homeland Housewares LLC, the maker of the world famous NutriBullet blender, has prevailed in a patent dispute against Whirlpool Corporation. The case began as a challenge to the validity of Whirlpool’s 7,581,688 patent before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The case concluded on June 4, 2018 when the Supreme Court denied Whirlpool’s petition… read more
Trojan Law Offices is pleased to announce that we have secured an arbitration award exceeding $3.17 million for Capital Brands LLC, which is the maker of the iconic NutriBullet and Magic Bullet blenders. On May 4, 2018, an international appellate panel affirmed a judgment in favor of Capital Brands LLC against Brand Developers for breaching… read more
On August 4, 2017, we convinced the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. to invalidate a patent owned by Whirlpool relating to kitchen blenders having software that controls the speed of the blender. The ruling was issued as a published decision, setting patent law precedent for years to come. See Homeland… read more
Applying for a trademark is more involved than you may think. Work with a skilled Los Angeles trademark lawyer at Trojan Law Offices®
There are important steps to follow when applying for a trademark in California, including selecting the right type of trademark and evaluating the scope of protection granted by the registration. Our experienced trademark attorneys will walk you through the process and set you up for success.
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Filing and procuring a trademark is not the end of the story for many inventors and investors
It’s important to use legal protection to retain exclusive rights to your trademark. The Los Angeles Patent attorneys at Trojan Law Offices® have extensive experience protecting and enforcing copyright, trademark, and trade dress rights. We are also prepared to litigate trademark disputes.
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How Can I Register My Trademark Internationally?
TLO® can help you obtain trademark protections outside the U.S., and we can quickly estimate the cost for this process in each country. You can obtain additional trademark rights if you file overseas within six months of your U.S. filing date, but you can also file overseas after that date.read more
How does the registration process work?
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) administers the international registration system, but the application process for certain parties begins in the United States. A US applicant cannot file directly with WIPO, but must file for trademark protection with the USPTO first.read more
What happens after the registration is filed?
WIPO will send the application for trademark protection to the Madrid Protocol member countries that the applicant chooses. The protection that results is not blanket worldwide trademark protection, but protection overseen by the individual countries.read more
What are the benefits of the international registration process?
The benefits of the Madrid Protocol are simplicity and reduced cost. The process requires only one application, rather than numerous applications covering each country in which trademark protection is sought. One application also means one application fee, which typically greatly reduces the cost.read more