Experienced Houston Trademark & Copyright Attorney
The public identifies your business, product or service through its distinctive branding, logo, design, slogan, wording or picture. That distinguishing trademark is immediately associated with your company’s positive reputation for quality. Protecting your trademark is essential to preserving the meticulously-crafted image of your business. Attorney Karen B. Tripp has more than 30 years’ experience helping clients protect their trademarks.
Registering your trademark
You can prove your ownership of a trademark by registering with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. At the time of your application, you must meet the use in commerce or intent to use basis for filing, meaning you are either currently using the mark or have a ready-market plan for its use. We are skilled at filing detailed applications with the USPTO that fully satisfy all of the complex requirements. We conduct a thorough search of the database to determine if your proposed mark is already in use. We then assist you through each stage of the application process, including clearly describing your mark and the goods or services it represents.
Defending your business image from trademark infringement
The use by another company of your trademark can lead to lost profits and a tarnished reputation. When a company’s similar name, style, lettering, picture or other branding causes confusion, you may have a valid infringement claim. We stop the unauthorized use of your trademark by obtaining an injunction against the infringer, and we assertively pursue damages for unfair competition.
Protecting your products through copyright
You have the exclusive right to the use, production, duplication and distribution of a piece of art you have produced. In addition to the financial benefits it provides, copyright protects the integrity of your work by allowing you to direct the manner in which it is used. Covering a wide spectrum of talents, copyright protects books, photographs, musical compositions, computer programs, movies and many other types of work product. We register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office and defend it against unauthorized use.
Contact Karen B. Tripp today
If you need assistance with a trademark issue, call us today at 713-658-9323 or contact us online.