Trademarks

A client’s name, logo or slogan can be keys to success.   But despite all efforts, someone else can steal or tarnish a client’s good name, whether before the business has gotten off the ground or after building a substantial reputation.   If not vigilant, clients can lose time, effort, and money they invested in developing a brand.   Or a client might use a mark similar to another company’s, and be sued for all the profits earned while using the trademark — plus the plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees.

Kaufman & Kahn can protect against those disasters.

To avoid treading someone else’s rights, or inadvertently promoting a competitor’s brand, we order trademark searches, analyze and research the search results, and give reports before filing a trademark application.  We file for trademark registration, both in the United States and virtually anywhere else in the world.  If a trademark application is rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, we file thorough and effective responses.  If a third party objects to an application or registration (or if the client wants to object to someone else’s trademark registration), Kaufman & Kahn defends or starts a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceeding.  And when necessary, we litigate trademark disputes in U.S. federal courts, or coordinate with foreign counsel in other countries, in order to enforce trademark rights.

Some of the hundreds of applications K&K has filed or enforced are for trademarks in the following industries:

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  • Apparel
  • Cleaning Products
  • Computer Games and Programs
  • Cosmetics & Fragrances
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Graphic Design
  • Hand Bags
  • Internet Development
  • Jewelry
  • Music
  • Pet goods
  • Publishing
  • Restaurant Franchises
  • Rugs & Carpets
  • Software Development
  • Sports & Entertainment

… to name only a few.  Kaufman & Kahn is their trademark law resource.