Tacoma Trademark Prosecution Attorney
What is trademark prosecution?
Trademark prosecution refers to the legal process of registering a trademark or service mark. It involves filing various documents that make up the application, as well as the review by a government examiner to determine whether or not the application can be approved. This can be a lengthy process due to the detailed review required and depending on the amount of trademark applications lodged for processing. With the help of a Tacoma intellectual property lawyer, your application can be prepared as best as possible to facilitate its processing and any necessary points of address that arise can be resolved as efficiently as possible.
When prosecuting, an examiner trained in trademark law and research will review three main elements of the requested trademark: strength, type and clearance. Strength involves how distinct the mark is from other registered marks, a clear distinction making it less likely for infringement to occur. Type refers mostly to text-based marks and any similarity to other trademarked words and slogans. Clearance aims to establish that a mark is unique enough that it can stand alone when placed in competition with existing marks. During this process, trademarks from multiple eras and industries will be compared to the mark of the application.
U.S. and International Trademark Prosecution
For skilled assistance with the trademark prosecution process, talk to us at Citadel Patent Law. With 28 years of experience in this field, we are adept at helping our clients achieve their goals and protecting them against trademark infringement. We can support IP litigation as needed and are committed to doing whatever it takes to defend our rights. Our extensive practice in IP law has allowed us to develop valuable relationships with an international network of trusted associates. We are thus able to effectively assist with registration in other companies where you do business to ensure you are protected worldwide.
Contact a Tacoma trademark prosecution lawyer for guidance through the process of registering your trademark.