Intellectual property is one of the most valuable assets of a business. Failing to secure and maintain appropriate intellectual property rights could jeopardize your business. From protecting your company’s logo, tagline, and branding with trademarks to copyrighting important training materials, having an intellectual property lawyer to provide guidance will be essential to the success of your business. Whether you need an initial complimentary consultation to find out what intellectual property protection options are available or ongoing support with your intellectual property portfolio, the intellectual property lawyers at Meyer Law can help.
Intellectual property matters that we help companies with include trademark applications, preliminary trademark searches, copyright applications, licensing agreements, assignment agreements, cease and desist letters, and more.
If your business needs intellectual property legal counsel, Contact Meyer Law today. We offer local legal services in Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, and Los Angeles, CA, and we offer intellectual property legal services for U.S. companies.
Trademark Legal Counsel
Whether you need a preliminary trademark search or assistance with a trademark application, the experienced trademark lawyers at Meyer Law can help. Although there are many online resources to file for a trademark on your own, often, questions are not answered properly or information submitted is not acceptable, and companies end up running into challenges and delaying the already-lengthy process.
Once the trademark application is prepared and submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), it generally takes anywhere from 2-4 months until it is assigned to an examining trademark attorney who will review the application. If anything else is needed, the examining trademark attorney will issue an office action with the information. Once all information is received, reviewed and approved for publication, the mark is published in the Official Gazette. After the mark is published, any party who believes it may be damaged by registration has 30 days to file an opposition to registration. If no opposition is filed, the application enters the next stage of the registration process and the USPTO will typically register the mark and issue a certificate in about 12 weeks. Although the trademarking process is a lengthy one, protecting your intellectual property is important to the value of your company and will be worth it.
Searching for legal counsel on trademark issues? Contact Meyer Law to get started today.
Copyrights protect original works of authorship such as literature, music, photography, software, and more. Although the creator of a work gets automatic copyright protection once the work is created, there are instances when it is beneficial to register the copyright.
Copyright registration ensures protection and enables the copyright owner to sue the opposing party in federal court and seek statutory damages and attorney’s fees. The copyright lawyers at Meyer Law can guide you through the copyright registration process and answer any questions you may have.
For seasoned copyright attorneys in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, or the greater U.S., contact Meyer Law today.
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If you’re in need of an intellectual property attorney to help your business protect itself via trademarks or copyrights, or via commercial contracts, reach out to the team at Meyer Law.
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