Dynamic Lawyers Take Decisive Action to Safeguard Clients’ Assets and Branding

Knowledgeable attorneys handle all aspects of intellectual property protection, enforcement and defense

Entrepreneurs and companies who create the technologies and innovations that drive today’s world deserve to have their hard work acknowledged and protected. At Christopher & Weisberg, P.A., we represent clients across the globe and have the technical background and skills needed to handle IP concerns in a wide range of technologies and industries. With decades of experience acquiring and enforcing intellectual property rights, we understand the legal and practical implications of these issues and help clients make sound decisions.

How do you decide where to file for a patent, and why is it so important?

A patent prevents others from manufacturing or selling your products. However, the process required to obtain one is time-consuming and complex, so you need to ensure that where you ultimately decide to seek a patent matches your goals and objectives. Generally, it is advisable to consider filing for a patent anywhere you plan to market or manufacture a product. It is also important to assess where the product would likely be commercially successful, where potential competitors currently operate and plans for future expansion. Regardless of how complicated your situation may be, we will tailor a solution to fit your needs.

What are some key steps to creating a strong trademark?

A trademark establishes your brand and helps to protect your company’s reputation. Consequently, it is imperative to put time and effort into building a strong trademark from the very beginning, which will make it easier to identify and discourage potential infringement. A few key steps to take when creating your trademark include:

  • Select unique or made-up terms
  • Conduct a thorough search to determine if the trademark is already in use or registered
  • Submit a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and an International Trademark filing, which must be submitted within the six months of the U.S. Trademark Application to retain priority rights

While the process may seem straightforward, one small mistake can have dire consequences. We have the capacity to handle all your trademark needs worldwide and will implement detailed strategies to support your goals.

How to strategically use litigation and mediation to enforce intellectual property rights

Enforcing your intellectual property rights is vital when violations occur, and mediation or litigation might be needed to obtain the result you seek. Filing a lawsuit in court is requires a substantial commitment of time and money, but it sends a strong message to the infringer, and generally increases the available legal remedies if you are successful. Mediation, by contrast, offers efficiency, lower costs and open discussion, which allows you to gauge your adversary’s determination and willingness to expend money and time in support of their position. The process you use to enforce your intellectual property rights can greatly impact the resolution of the dispute, and we have an extensive track record of securing good results for our clients in litigation and mediation.

Contact a responsive Florida law firm to schedule a free initial consultation

At Christopher & Weisberg, P.A., we understand the value and importance of your intellectual property and represent clients across the globe, including the U.S., Europe, Asia, South America and Central America, in all types of intellectual property matters. Call (954) 820-6487 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.