Carstens & Cahoon, LLP offers a full spectrum of trademark services to our clients. Our Dallas trademark attorneys have the ability to acquire trademark registrations for our clients. We also are experienced in opposing or canceling the applications of our client’s competitors. Understanding the procedures of the Patent and Trademark Office and the nuances of trademark law gives our firm the ability to provide services to our clients in a cost effective manner.
Acquiring a trademark requires an attorney who is experienced enough to initially evaluate its distinctiveness and its availability. We have assisted companies with the acquisition of literally hundreds of valuable trademarks. This involves a careful search of available records to assess the availability of a particular mark and also an understanding born from experience to counsel the client on the distinctiveness of their mark. With those steps completed, our Dallas trademark lawyers and paralegals are also expert in the procedural steps of working with the PTO to prosecute an application to registration and to handle post-registration requirements.
Litigation of trademark rights usually occurs in either federal courts or before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Our attorneys are comfortable and experienced in either forum. Before the TTAB, we have successfully cancelled a great many blocking registrations. Further, we have opposed competitors attempting to register marks that were confusingly similar to our client’s marks.
Trademark laws do not apply globally — only in their country or jurisdiction. Our trademark attorneys are knowledgeable about the various international trademark laws and their requirements and limitations. Our clients never need to worry about the limitations of territorial application of trademark laws.