Why a Trademark?
Trademarks and service marks are valuable assets which become the foundation of brand identity, advertising and marketing programs. Trademarks and service marks can be words, letters, abbreviations, slogans, symbols, logos, designs, images, colors, product configurations and combinations thereof.
At Tolpin & Partners, we also help clients with their trade dress and trade secret legal issues.Trade dress generally refers to characteristics of the visual appearance of a product or its packaging. A trade secret can be any confidential formula, practice, process, or information through which a business can obtain an economic advantage over competitors or customers by keeping it a secret.
How we can help
Tolpin & Partners help enhance the reputation and recognition of your businesses, products and services by clearing and selecting a name, and obtaining registrations for your trademarks and service marks, as well as internet domain name disputes.
We provide opinions and reports that you can rely on for business decisions and brand strategies. At Tolpin & Partners, we have the experience and know-how to navigate the complexities of trademark offices and their rules to successfully obtain a registration for you. We understand the importance of maintaining a competitive advantage and work quickly to enhance your business assets while protecting your products and services.
Our experience matters
Tolpin & Partners brings to its clients the extensive experience of Brett Tolpin, a former examining attorney (U.S. Trademark Examiner) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The attorneys of Tolpin & Partners have briefed and argued numerous trademark issues, including over 85 ex parte, opposition and cancellation proceedings at the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), as well as managed similar litigation throughout the world.
These proceedings involve the registration, validity, opposition, cancellation, revocation, scope of protection, and enforcement of trademarks and service marks.
We have also brought numerous successful proceedings against domain name infringers under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Procedure in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and National Arbitration Forum (NAF).
A proven track record
We have an outstanding track record of successfully obtaining the registrations of trademarks and service marks for our clients.
Because of our successful track record and experience, we are regularly requested by clients to handle trademark oppositions and cancellations and to negotiate favorable settlements, consents, standstill, and coexistence agreements and handle large international trademark portfolios as well as brand driven mergers and acquisitions.
It’s about relationships
At Tolpin & Partners we know the value of building relationships. That’s why we are also able to rely on the assistance of skilled trademark attorneys and associates throughout the world with whom we have established personal working relationships. It is because of these international relationships that we are able to quickly and effectively file, register, and renew foreign trademarks and service marks. We work closely with our counterparts throughout the world to obtain better and stronger worldwide protection for the businesses, products, and services of our U.S. clients.
We’re proud to say that our U.S. clients can rely on us to oversee and renew their trademarks and service marks at home and throughout the world.
Efficient and economical
Knowing the trademark rules and regulations of foreign countries is an invaluable asset that we at Tolpin & Partners pass along to our clients through decreased costs and greater trademark protection.
Trademarks and service marks are docketed into our state-of-the-art docketing system to notify us to take timely action for our clients’ marks.
Tolpin & Partners extensive trademark practice goes beyond the protection and defense of trademarks, service marks and domain names to the broader field of unfair competition law. This includes:
- e-commerce and internet law
- trade names
- false advertising
- trade dress
- trade secrets
- deceptive trade practices
- passing (palming) off
- right of publicity
- fair use
- tortuous interference with business