A trademark is a name used to identify your products or services and to distinguish them from those of competitors.  Sand, Sebolt & Wernow can help you develop and choose new trademarks that are uniquely distinctive.  We will also help you protect the valuable trademarks you are already using.

You can file a trademark application for a word, a design, a logo, a color scheme, trade dress and/or distinctive sounds.  In order to protect your trademarks outside the United States, we will file trademark applications in the key countries around the world where you do business and compete.  To help with this complicated process, Sand, Sebolt & Wernow has extensive, long standing partnerships with some of the world’s top IP law firms who are experts in facilitating trademark applications(including Madrid Protocol applications)  in their home countries.

The Madrid Protocol is a system administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland. This system allows you to have your trademark protected in several countries by filing a single application.  Once approved, your mark  becomes a registered international mark in each of the countries you designated in your application.  If  not rejected within a specified period of time, the mark automatically becomes effective.

Sand, Sebolt & Wernow firm can file trademark application for you both domestically and internationally  and can handle trademark-related litigation in District Courts ranging from Ohio to  Florida, Illinois, Tennessee, New York, and California.  Over the years, we have prosecuted and maintained more than 7,100 trademarks.

Your trademarks are a recognizable representation of the products or services you provide and is often the foundation for your marketing, branding and sales efforts. The brand equity you’ve worked so hard to create should be protected.  We can help you use and protect your trademarks in a manner that will protect you legally but still align perfectly with your overall business strategy.

Trademark Litigation

Sand, Sebolt & Wernow represents clients in a wide range of trademark litigation matters, including both common law and Lanham Act trademark and service mark infringement lawsuits in states like Ohio, Massachusetts and Oklahoma. We also handle trade dress disputes and infringement lawsuits for trade secrets, unfair competition and false advertising claims.  We have the expertise and experience to successfully represent you in state, federal and/or international courts.  We can also represent you before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, in internet domain name disputes, U.S.

Trademark Prosecution Trademark Counseling Appeals
International Trademark Prosecution US Service Mark Registration US Trademark Registration
US Trademark Clearance Searches State Trademark Registration State Service Mark Registration
US Trademark Opposition Proceeding Representation US Cancellation Proceedings Representation Trademark Infringement Litigation
Trademark false advertising Portfolio Management Trademark Monitoring
Counterfeiting Issues Trade Dress Opinions/Counsel Trademark Licensing
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