A trademark is a symbol that consumers associate with your company. A valuable trademark is unique enough to make consumers easily associate your products with your company without any confusion. When you create a trademark, it is important to make sure that other companies are not using a trademark that is too similar to yours. Your trademark should stand out. Consulting with an attorney can help you ensure that your trademark is unique, and that you are not encroaching on existing trademarks.
Registering your trademark helps protect it; registration ensures that other companies can find it, so that they do not duplicate it. You can register your trademark within your state only or you can choose to register it federally. Anticipating how you intend to use your trademark will help you decide how best to register it. Companies that have federally protected trademarks use the ® symbol to let the world know that their trademark is federally registered. If you anticipate selling your products nationally, you will probably want to register your trademark with the federal government.
The Law Office of Knellinger & Associates has been assisting clients with protecting trademarks for years. We can check to make sure that your trademark is not already registered or used by another business. A strong trademark helps clients remember your company and products.
Additionally, if you believe another company or person is infringing upon your trademark, it is a good idea to consult with an attorney to protect your rights. Trademark infringement often occurs in different jurisdictions, so an attorney may be able to help minimize the costly expenses of litigation that is out of your jurisdiction. Our attorneys at the Law Office of Knellinger & Associates can evaluate your situation and help you to keep your trademark protected.