Dallas Trademark and Copyright Attorneys

Protecting Your Business and Your Brand

In today’s global marketplace, branding is critical to identifying and differentiating your business. It is imperative that your most valuable intellectual property assets are adequately identified and protected to ensure a solid business foundation and continued success.

Our firm works with businesses across a variety of industries and understands what is necessary to successful protect your brand. At Mullin, P.C., we approach each client’s unique needs to develop a holistic approach in protecting their brand assets. We can help you establish you rights trademark, copyright, trade secret, and other intellectual property protections.

At Mullin, P.C., we can assist you with all of your trademark needs, including:

  • Determining if your chosen trademark can be legally protected
  • Registering your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Maintain, renew, and defend your registration over time
  • Trademark infringement and dilution problems
  • Licensing or assigning your trademark
  • Counseling on proper use of trademarks for your business
  • Help you understand the scope of your trademark rights and how to enforce them
  • Assisting with copyright matters related to social media and techonlogy

How We Can Protect Your Trademark and Brand

Mullin, P.C. attorneys are well-versed in trademark searching and clearance, trademark registration, and trademark enforcement. Our attorneys also represent clients in matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in federal court.

Additionally, our team is well-versed in copyright matters from registration and enforcement to fair-use analysis. We also help clients with issues impacted by the rules and regulations that apply to advertising, social media, promotions, contests, and sweepstakes.

In all these matters, you can expect comprehensive legal help based on the outstanding knowledge, skills, and exceptional experience that our team brings to the table.

    What Are the Advantages of Trademark Registration?

    A trademark is any word, name, symbol or device used to identify the source of the goods or services and to distinguish them from the goods or services of others. A trademark can consist of words, a design or logo, or even a shape, color, sound, or smell. Protecting your “mark” is essential in creating a recognizable and distinguishable brand identity.

    Registering your trademark provides several advantages, including:

    • Presumption of exclusive ownership rights throughout the United States;
    • The right to use the federal registration symbol, “®”;
    • Registration becomes incontestable after five years;
    • Basis for registration in foreign countries;
    • The right to prevent importation of infringing foreign goods;
    • The right to sue in federal court; and
    • The right to recover your attorneys’ fees.

    Assistance with Trademark Registration in Texas

    The trademark registration process can be confusing as well as deceptively simple. Much more is involved in obtaining a federal trademark registration than simply filling out a form and waiting a few weeks to get a registration certificate. Many twists and turns may occur that can serve as traps for the unwary and jeopardize the application.

    If you are considering a new mark, we recommend conducting a trademark search before filing an application and especially before investing in advertising for the new mark. These searches are necessary to avoid the loss of fees and other problems that may arise if your trademark application is denied. For example, applications can be rejected if marks are confusingly similar, meaning they sound alike, look the same, or have similar meanings or impressions.

    Our team can clear away the confusion, help at every phase of the registration process, and ensure optimal results to protect your brand.

    Contact our trademark and copyright attorneys to learn how to protect your brand today.

    What Makes Us Different?

    • Collaborative Environment

      Our entire team has unique skills and specialties, which helps the entire staff get to know you and anticipate your needs.

    • Comprehensive Service

      Running a business often leads to a variety of legal needs and challenges, and our team is willing and ready to assist you from start to finish.

    • Big Firm Experience. Boutique Firm Rates.

      We offer the substantive knowledge and skill of a large law firm without charging you the big firm prices.

    • Personalized Attention

      We provide customized strategies for each and every client, and offer the experience to implement them.

    Full-Service Representation Tailored to You

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