Over the years, businesses, individuals, and other organizations have adopted unique and distinctive symbols, designs, and logos to act as a source-identifying tools when holding out their products or services to consumers.  These tools, commonly referred to as trademarks or service marks, confer rights to their owners when registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), allowing said owners to be the exclusive user of the marks as they relate to the goods or services in the registration.

On the road to getting a well-recognized mark such as Kleenex tissues or Band-Aid adhesive bandages, registration and protection of the mark is key.  When considering trademark registration, it is important to identify the name or word you would like to use, and to subsequently determine whether or not someone else is already using that name or something substantially similar thereto. This process is pivotal to not only protecting the potential name of your product, service, or new business, but it is also pivotal to the preservation of your marketplace opportunity.

At the Plus IP Firm, we provide representation to clients of all types covering a wide variety of trademark-related needs. We are made up of a diverse group including engineers, Intellectual Property Board-Certified Specialists and attorneys with experience working for the USPTO. Individuals and businesses looking to register marks receive the benefit of the years of experience our team has prosecuting trademark applications before the USPTO. Domain owners faced with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers  (ICANN) Domain Disputes or  Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) Complaints from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) or National Arbitration Forum (NAF) can likewise count on our experience and expertise defending against such complaints. Domain owners or owners of registered marks can likewise receive the benefit of our extensive experience filing oppositions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), handling infringement suits, and preparing and prosecuting ICANN domain name disputes or UDRP complaints with WIPO or NAF.

If you find yourself in need of trademark protection, our Tampa trademark attorneys at the Plus IP Firm are at your beck and call. We can prepare and prosecute your federal registration application from start to finish in record time and assist with maintenance thereafter. We know first-hand how trademarks are examined and issued allowing us to utilize the marks that are most likely to obtain a federal trademark registration.