Protecting Your Intellectual Property With Trademarks And Copyrights
Establishing trademarks and copyrights is an important undertaking for businesses and individuals who rely on the value of their intellectual property (IP). Once those protections are established, owners must maintain them or face potentially costly losses and disputes.
At Tomlinson & Shapiro, P.C., we help clients establish trademarks, copyrights and other IP in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Our clients include large corporations, small and midsize businesses, entrepreneurs, creative professionals and others with valuable ideas that must be protected.
Experienced Guidance For The Filing Process
We can help you with all aspects of the process of filing a copyright or trademark, including:
- Preparing your application materials
- Filing all necessary paperwork with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
- Responding to inquiries or refusals
- Providing guidance on the scope of protection offered and potential vulnerabilities
Failure to properly handle these matters can leave you in a precarious position if your IP rights are ever challenged. We handle these legal details with great care and acute attention to detail, giving our clients the peace of mind that comes with having strong protections in place.
Maintaining What You Have Protected
Once your copyrights and trademarks are established, it is important to maintain the protections they offer. Our attorneys can help you keep up to date on your obligations for filing maintenance documents and ensure that you meet those requirements in a timely manner. We can help you take the best course of action if you discover your protections are being infringed upon. Our experience in copyright and trademark litigation help us resolve these disputes efficiently and effectively.