A brand name is your calling card and it is of critical importance to a successful business – whether you are protecting your own brand or defending it against imitators. We provide creative strategies for your brand and have an unparalleled understanding of the various trademark rights offered by and through the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Lanham Act, and the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
In addition, we are experienced in handling a range of matters from the developing brands of emerging companies to sophisticated international portfolios. Many Southwest Florida businesses and residents, including some residing in Naples, have been recently awarded U.S. trademark registrations by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). This is not surprising as the City of Naples has experienced a growing business sector in recent years. Naples available by appointment, now boasts more than 5 years of continuous business growth, record increases in business receipts and more new businesses year-to-year than in decades past.
There are different types of trademarks and trademark registrations, including service marks, trade marks, Intent-to-Use trademark applications, use-based trademark applications and design marks. After determining the best way to protect a trademark or trade dress, the appropriate trademark application must be individually tailored and drafted to adequately protect the trademark or trade dress. Many Naples and Southwest Florida businesses and inventors hire trademark attorneys to ensure that their trademark application has the highest probability to be granted a U.S, trademark registration by the USPTO. In fact, in 2013 alone, over 300 U.S. trademark registrations were awarded to applicants residing in Naples, including U.S. trademark registration for “Underground to Cloud” U.S. Trademark Reg. No. 4477024, which was obtained by one of the Firm’s partners, Mark Terry, Esq.