Obtaining and Enforcing a Trademark or Servicemark

Understanding How Trademarks and Servicemarks Work

Having a trademark or servicemark protects your right to use it in commerce and prevents another entity from using the same or a confusingly similar mark. The process for obtaining a trademark or servicemark is very specific and there are a number of things that can be missed if you haven’t been through it before. Be sure that you enlist the help of an experienced intellectual property attorney.

When you hire Livingston Loeffler, we will work with you to determine your business goals in order to make the best recommendation about how to secure your trademark rights. We will conduct the necessary federal, state and common law searches in order to avoid any infringement disputes. If a mark is available, we will prepare and file applications for registration of your trademarks and/or servicemarks and prosecute those applications to obtain registrations.

Trademark and Servicemark Enforcement

From our offices in Naples, Fort Myers and Sarasota, we represent clients throughout Florida and the United States in all types of enforcement issues. Enforcing a trademark or servicemark can be critical to protecting your company, your brand and your reputation. If you become aware of an infringement of your trademarks or servicemarks, we can help you take the necessary steps to correct the matter, from sending cease and desist letters to litigation, if necessary.

We also represent clients who have received notification that they are infringing another’s trademarks or servicemarks. If you have received a cease and desist letter, we will work to determine the legitimacy of the claim and respond accordingly in an effort to obtain the most favorable possible result in your case.

For more information on trademarks and servicemarks, please read our newsletters, Choose Your Name With Care and Web Sites, Trademark Infringement and Personal Jurisdiction.

Schedule an Initial Consultation

Contact our offices today to discuss your questions with a lawyer. Call 239-262-8502 to reach us in Naples and Fort Myers, 941-309-5314 to reach us in Sarasota, 1-800-548-4332 to reach us nationwide or send us an e-mail.

We assist clients nationwide, throughout the state of Florida and Southwest Florida, including Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota and surrounding communities.

Patents
Trademarks
Copyrights
Trade Secrets
Domain Name Disputes
Franchising
Foreign Protection
IP Audits