IP Trademark Prosecution
Makovoz Law Group leverages the bench strength of its network and the experience to advise clients on the management, licensing and enforcement of their trademark portfolios. We specialize in infringement, unfair competition, and false advertising.
Our Trademark services include:
- Trademark clearance and registrability searches Knowing that a proposed mark is a strong candidate for use and registration before investing too much time and money building its reputation is a good business move. We conduct comprehensive trademark clearance and registrability searches to guide clients in the selection of new trademarks. We use our in-house expertise to search for proposed marks in numerous federal, state and common law databases to confirm the safe use of marks and to evaluate their potential for registration.
- Application and prosecution Federal trademark registration confers many benefits to the owner of a mark, such as providing nationwide notice and strong evidence of trademark ownership. Registration also creates a basis for accessing the federal courts to settle trademark disputes, for obtaining foreign registrations, and for using the U.S. Customs Service to block importation of infringing foreign goods. We prepare U.S. state and federal trademark applications and takes all steps needed to advance to registration. We also handle trademark registration in all foreign countries.
- Assistance with other trademark issues Once trademark rights are acquired, additional legal issues occasionally arise. We provide timely, experienced and efficient representation on behalf of our clients in all trademark matters, including asserting and defending our clients’ trademark rights in U.S. and foreign opposition and cancellation proceedings, formal and informal dispute resolution, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seizures of infringing goods, and other methods of policing and enforcing our clients’ trademark rights.