For IP owners, the first step in constructing barriers to protect trademarks and copyrights is to register with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or United States Copyright Office. Thereafter, clients must watch for possible infringements and take action through the Courts or through the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) to protect the IP.
In today’s ever-changing marketplace, intellectual property is becoming more and more an integral part of everyday business. Working to create strategies to develop, protect and increase the value of a businesses’ intellectual property is increasingly more important to its bottom line. Intellectual property can add value to the business, serve as collateral for loans, generate streams of revenue through licensing royalties and provide a competitive edge in this ever-changing marketplace.
For Defendants facing allegations of Trademark or Copyright Infringement, they must also construct defensive barriers against such allegations. Thus, we help Defendants strategize and construct strong defensive barriers.