At Ikeme Law, we offer personalized legal services to clients who need trademark protection for their products and services. We have served numerous businesses and entrepreneurs in Houston, and our expertise in the field of trademark law ensures you can protect your brand from trademark infringement. Contact us for a consultation to get started today.
What Is Trademark Law?
As the name implies, trademark law is concerned with protecting the “trademarks” used at your business. This can involve a wide variety of different things, including:
- Pictures or drawings
- Product shapes
Essentially, trademark law is concerned with protecting the various images, words, and symbols that differentiate your company, products, and services from competitors. This helps protect you from trademark infringement, prevents companies from promoting similar or identical products using your brand, and much more.
The Importance Of Registering A Trademark
In order to enjoy trademark protection for your company, products, and services, you should register a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). There are a few different reasons why this is important.
First, registering a trademark federally means that your trademark will be listed in the USPTO database, which will provide public notice to anyone searching for a similar trademark.
It also gives you the right to file federal lawsuits for trademark violations – which means you can protect your trademarked assets from infringement in other states.
Trademark registration also serves as evidence that you own the trademark and have the exclusive right to use it – proving ownership and reducing the burden of proof required to pursue a lawsuit in the event of an infringement.
It’s also possible to file a trademark solely in Texas with the Texas Secretary of State, however, federal trademark registration provides more protections.
Why You Might Need A Houston Trademark Attorney
If you have any intellectual property such as logos, symbols, sounds, or slogans that are important for the operation of your business, you need the help of a Houston trademark attorney to protect your assets, your brand, and your business.
Trademark disputes can be long and draining, both emotionally and financially. The best way to avoid these disputes is to take the proper steps to register your trademarks before a competitor or another third party infringes on your intellectual property.
At Ikeme Law, we can help both with statewide trademark registration and federal registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, simplifying the process of applying and registering your trademarks.
Don’t Risk Trademark Disputes & Infringement
Your business’s unique idea, product, service, and branding are valuable. And to avoid trademark disputes, you should work with an experienced attorney to register your trademarks with the relevant state and federal authorities.
So don’t wait. Contact Ikeme Law now to discuss your situation, and get the help of Houston trademark attorney Obi Ikeme to protect your intellectual property.