In order to distinguish oneself from competitors, a Trademark is used oftentimes as a catalyst that has the power to transform a small start-up company into a nationally-recognized brand. This is true because a Trademark has the power to create goodwill and trust in the community, especially in this day and age of increased need for speedy services and outstanding quality. We take a very serious approach to Trademark protection, and therefore work closely with our clients to help establish and protect well-researched and unique word marks, logos, symbols, slogans, and designs.
Step 1 - Consult with a licensed trademark attorney about your business/idea and proposed trademark related to your business/idea
Step 2 - Perform a trademark search to predict the chances of your trademark's allowance
Step 3 - File a trademark application along with a specimen of use to establish a date of first use in commerce
Step 4 - Receive an Office Action from the USPTO, and respond to the Office Action (a.k.a., the trademark prosecution phase)
Step 5 - After your trademark application is allowed, your mark will be published in the Official Gazette at the USPTO for 30 days, after which you will be issued a trademark with a registration number (pending no oppositions to your mark)
A Copyright protects an artist's work from unauthorized reproduction, sale and/or distribution, public display, and/or performance. Mr. Iwashko deals with a myriad of copyright matters, including federal litigation, title searches, use/infringement/licensing opinions, negotiating/drafting licenses, and registration/recordation, involving the following artistic categories: