Trademarks

Trademarks | Scully Scott Murphy & Presser PC

With experience ranging from the worldwide trademark portfolios of major corporations, such as maintaining thirty beverage marks in seventy countries for a major national distiller, to protecting the house-mark of start-up companies – we will build, maintain and defend your trademark.

We provide the full range of trademark application services, including counseling with respect to the availability and selection of trademarks, preparing and prosecuting applications and counseling with respect to renewal. Our experience extends not only to product names but also to service marks and product design registrations.

To facilitate trademark or brand name searches, our firm makes use of comprehensive on-line computer search facilities that allow instant access to records in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the registers of various states and thousands of brand name directories, telephone books, and news and information sources. Trademark availability and registrability may be determined efficiently and quickly, in the same day, if desired.

We also have extensive experience in the litigation arena. We have handled trials involving product and design trademarks as well as obtained and defended against preliminary injunctions. Also, we have extensive domestic opposition and cancellation experience before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

We offer experience in all aspects of licensing, dealer-distributor relations, manufacturing agreements, joint ventures, etc., to assure that the client’s valuable trademark and trade name rights remain protected. Further, once a client registers its trademark, our firm offers comprehensive watching and monitoring services to ensure that a trademark is not being infringed after its initial use or registration.

For years, we have been a leader in the field of international trademark registration, maintenance and protection. In addition to trademark prosecution, we have conducted multi-national settlement negotiations, licensing arrangements and supervised the progress of international litigation.

Moreover, we are an active member of the International Trademark Association and regularly update our resources to keep abreast of the latest developments in trademark law, especially in connection with recent developments related to trademark dilution and domain name disputes. As many business and individuals move further into the information age, we counsel clients on additional ways to promote and protect their valuable trademarks and service marks on the Internet.

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