The law protects creation and innovation that result in intellectual property. Intellectual property, also known as IP, is one of a business’s most valuable assets, and as such, violations or infringements of a company’s IP should be taken very seriously and pursued, if necessary, through litigation with the help of an experienced attorney.
Intellectual property can be any design, creative work, or invention that is crafted by human intellect. An example of intellectual property is a trademark. Trademarks identify a business’s brand, products, or services through words, phrases, designs, symbols, sounds, or color schemes. Another example of intellectual property is a patent, which gives you exclusive property rights over an invention or improved design of a machine, manufactured goods, a manufacturing process, and more. And finally, there is a copyright, which protects original creative works, including art, architectural design, music, writing, photography, and software.
If you have a matter that involves a trademark or another issue concerning your inventions, creations, designs, and other works, an IP lawyer should be consulted for assistance. Discussing your particular case with a trademarks and IP lawyer who is well-versed in this legal sector is highly recommended and will ensure that your company’s IP is protected under the law.
The Law Office of Andrei Blakely offers trademark and IP protection and litigation services to companies and individuals in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Our Trademark & Intellectual Property Rights Lawyer will fight to protect your valuable assets.
What Does It Mean to Trademark a Business, Product, Name, or Logo?
A trademark is a way of using any word, symbol, design, or combination of these to identify a source of goods or services. It is a way of asserting the business logo, name, or symbol, or at least establishing those things as an authentic representation of that business, linked to that business for the duration of that trademark. Trademarks are an essential component of protecting those aspects of your business that most influence how customers interact with and perceive your brand. That’s why an easily recognizable trademark can instantly add value to your brand by setting your product apart from others and even increasing your reputation in the marketplace.
A trademark can be licensed and held as an owned piece of property that the person has established for their business. It means that the identity of the business is tied to that symbol and that logo. Other companies are prevented from using your trademark without your permission, which could cause consumer confusion, because you have exclusive rights to your design mark or wordmark.
Should a competitor or other entity infringe on your protected material or use a confusingly similar mark for a related product, you have the legal right to file a lawsuit against them for trademark infringement. Your trademark attorney can help you send a Cease-and-Desist Letter to the competitor to threaten a lawsuit if they don’t stop infringing on your IP. In a trademark infringement lawsuit, the plaintiff seeks monetary damages and an injunction to stop future infringement through litigation. Read More
The Law Office of Andrei Blakely – Baltimore’s Most Dedicated Trademark and IP Attorney
If you have a trademark you want to protect or if you need to pursue legal action against another individual or company that’s infringing on your IP, the Law Office of Andrei Blakely is here to protect your most valuable property. Attorney Andrei Blakely and our legal team here have years of experience protecting your technology, designs, creative works, and inventions from those who would infringe, misappropriate, or counterfeit your IP. If needed, we have the experience in the courtroom to pursue aggressive litigation against those who don’t respect your rights.
For those clients who wish to obtain a trademark for their business, our firm employs a comprehensive search of U.S. federal, state, and common law databases to avoid trademark infringement. We conduct extensive research for all trademark, copyright, and patent cases. Consulting with an experienced trademark attorney is the best course of action to ensure you have exclusive rights to that trademark and to avoid infringement or misappropriation of IP.
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