Your trademark is a word, symbol or phrase that encourages your California brand's recognition. An effective mark quickly identifies products and services as your property and provides a focal point for marketing and advertising. The attorneys at Wang IP Law Group, P.C. specialize in intellectual property law and customize strategies based on each client's needs.
If you own intellectual property rights in California, you have to stay on top of them to ensure nobody is using your intellectual property illegally. If you find someone violating your rights, then you can take them to court. Most of the time, this is a civil matter. That simply means you can sue for damages and the court punishes the person by making him or her pay you. However, according to StopFakes.gov, there are some cases where intellectual property rights violations are criminal in nature.
As a successful California business, it's crucial that you protect valuable information that makes your company all that it is. This is especially true when it comes to intellectual property (IP), which can cause quite a few problems should it fall into the wrong hands. To ensure your IP remains safe, Forbes offers the following information.
Pity the patent examiner. Millions of patent applications flood the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) each year and it is the task of the patent examiner to see if the application has previously been applied for and whether it adds to the total of human knowledge.
When you are looking for new ways to make your company competitive in your industry, one of the methods you may choose is to collaborate with other competitors to achieve a broader purpose. At Wang IP Law Group, we have helped many of our clients in California to work their way through complex business litigation.
Starting and growing a business in California is challenging and time-consuming. One way many businesses attract customers is through different forms of advertising. Unfortunately, some companies use misleading information, or even outright lies, to gain unfair competition over others. The good news is there are both federal and state laws that prohibit this type of deceptive trade practice, and businesses can take legal action if they are a victim of these false ads.
Protecting your intellectual property can be difficult. This is especially true when you are dealing with securing worldwide protection. When it comes to trademarks, the process has been made easier by the Madrid Protocol. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Madrid Protocol is an agreement of multiple countries to honor applications through one single general form.
If you invented a product or process in the United States, it would be wise to protect it. By patenting your invention, you hold the rights to its process and application.
Your trademark is invaluable. It acts as a brand for your company, projecting an image that your customers will instantly recognize as the image for your business. But if you want to create the right trademark for your California business, you must be careful that your trademark is not too weak or runs afoul of the law. Missteps in crafting and registering your trademark can have repercussions that could damage your business in the future.