There are a number of trademark enforcement tools available, depending on the nature and stage of potential infringement. Our trademark attorneys are available to assist with the following:
Cease & Desist Letters – this informs actual or potential trademark infringers that you expect them to cease any and all use of your mark (or a confusingly similar mark), otherwise you will take further legal action to enforce your trademark rights.
Letters of Protest – this is an advisory letter informing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that you are aware of a newly filed or pending application that may conflict with your trademark and the USPTO should block the application based on likelihood of confusion with your mark.
Trademark Opposition – this is a formal dispute proceeding to challenge registration of a conflicting trademark, after the mark has passed review by a USPTO Examiner. You may oppose a trademark, or seek an extension of time to oppose, during the 30-day trademark publication period.
Trademark Cancellation – this is a formal dispute proceeding to challenge a trademark registration that should not have been allowed, whether based on likelihood of confusion, fraud, non-use, or other bases of cancellation.
Our trademark attorneys are available to assist you in enforcing your trademark rights.