IP Protection

Proactively guarding your intellectual property by developing strong portfolios, proper registration, and providing years of legal advice.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION

Our attorneys have years of experience protecting intellectual property portfolios. Specifically, we work with clients to develop their brands that stand apart from their competitors, and file trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as file copyrights with the United States Copyright Office that support and protect their valuable IP.

At The Eichenstein Law Firm, we understand that trademarks are essential for businesses, artists, and entrepreneurs to protect their brand identity and ensure their products or services stand out in the marketplace. Our team of experienced attorneys specializes in trademark law, providing our clients with comprehensive legal services to achieve trademark protection in the United States.

We work closely with businesses, artists, and entrepreneurs to conduct thorough trademark searches and register their trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). We guide our clients through the entire trademark registration process, from selecting a distinctive trademark to filing the application and responding to any USPTO office actions. We also assist our clients in enforcing their trademarks by initiating and defending trademark infringement lawsuits, negotiating favorable settlements, and managing trademark portfolios.

At The Eichenstein Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping our clients protect their valuable intellectual property. We have a proven track record of success in achieving trademark protection for businesses, artists, and entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries. Contact us today to learn how we can help you safeguard your brand identity and achieve trademark protection in the United States.

Trademark Search, Trademark Registration, Response to USPTO Office Actions, and General IP Counsel

Prior to submitting a USPTO trademark application, we strongly advise our clients to let us conduct a thorough trademark search. A trademark search is basic due diligence before settling on a mark and filing a trademark application. A trademark search will help determine whether there is a conflicting mark on the principal or supplemental USPTO register that may create problems and potentially block an application from registration.

We offer our clients a first-class detailed and thorough trademark search on a flat fee basis, along with a detailed opinion letter on the results.  The client will then inform us based upon our opinion on whether they want to move forward with filing the trademark application. After we file an application, we stay on as counsel and keep the clients appraised as to developments with the application.

It is not unusual for Trademark Applicants to receive a United States Patent and Trademark Office Action that requires an amendment. Responding to an Office Action can range from changing a few words to drafting a multi-page legal argument. Our office has years of experience and success in responding to office actions, and provides them on a flat fee basis estimated on a case by case basis.

Trademark Applicants who do not conduct trademark searches prior to filing applications risk waiting six to twelve months after filing before being notified from the USPTO Examiner whether or not their trademark is registerable. In some cases, the application may receive a Section 2(d) rejection based upon “likelihood of confusion” with another mark, or an office action noting the application is unregistrable in some other way. Therefore, filing a trademark without conducting a search is not recommended.

 

International Trademark Applications

We also assist clients who wish to register their marks on international trademark registers by connecting them with trusted attorneys licensed in relevant jurisdictions. Contact our office for more information.

 

Copyright Applications

At The Eichenstein Law Firm, we understand the significance of protecting our clients' creative works of authorship under Copyright law. That's why we prioritize our clients' unique needs and offer tailored legal services to help them achieve copyright protection. Whether clients require assistance with a copyright application or representation in copyright infringement litigation, our experienced attorneys are committed to delivering effective legal solutions. Contact us today to learn how we can help safeguard your creative works through copyright applications and litigation.

The value and importance of building a strong intellectual property (IP) portfolio is fundamental at the start of developing a brand or creative works. Our comprehensive trademark and copyright protection services cover every aspect of the process, starting with advising and conducting trademark searches, filing copyright and trademark applications, responding to office actions, and becoming a trusted ally and advisor for our clients for years to come. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in the latest developments in IP law, and we stay up-to-date with the evolving digital landscape to ensure that our clients' IP portfolios are protected against infringement. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you build a strong IP portfolio and protect your creative works.

 

Cannabis Trademark Protection

As leaders in intellectual property law, we understand the unique challenges faced by businesses operating within California's progressive cannabis market. Our expertise is crucial in securing state-level trademark protection for dispensaries, cultivation operations, and purveyors of cannabis-related lifestyle products and smoking paraphernalia. In California, we meticulously navigate state-specific regulations to register your cannabis trademarks, ensuring your brand's legal safeguarding.

Federal trademark registration remains inaccessible for cannabis brands due to national legal restrictions; however, it is imperative for businesses to recognize that non-cannabis goods and services linked to their brands may qualify for federal trademark protection. Our attorneys are adept at identifying and executing comprehensive trademark strategies that extend across state and federal jurisdictions, providing a dual-layered approach to intellectual property protection.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Copyright Issues

At our law firm, we understand that as artificial intelligence continues to evolve, businesses and individuals are facing increasingly complex copyright issues. With our expertise in intellectual property law, we can help our clients navigate this challenging landscape and protect their interests in the emerging AI space. Our team of experienced attorneys has a deep understanding of the legal and technical aspects of AI and can provide clients with the legal advice they need to safeguard their intellectual property.

Whether you are developing AI software or using it in your business, our law firm can help you navigate the complex world of copyright law. We can assist you in registering your copyright, drafting licensing agreements, and protecting your work from infringement. We also stay up to date on the latest developments in AI and the law, ensuring that our clients receive the most current legal advice and guidance.

We are committed to providing our clients with comprehensive and personalized legal services. We work closely with each client to understand their unique needs and develop a customized strategy for their copyright issues related to emerging AI. Our attorneys have a proven track record of success in litigating complex copyright cases and negotiating favorable settlements for our clients. Contact us today to learn how we can help you protect your interests in the rapidly evolving world of AI.