Before you hang a shingle, purchase a domain or sell a single product or service, your business needs to know that the name you’ve chosen to represent it is free to use. Otherwise, you could invest substantial time, energy and money, only to learn that “Acme, Inc.” infringes on someone else’s trademark. For that, you’ll most likely need to hire a California trademark lawyer. Through Priori Legal’s on-demand marketplace, you can find a top-notch California trademark lawyer to help you obtain your initial trademark(s) and much more at transparent rates.
A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design that distinguishes your brand, such as the name of your company or logo. While you don’t need to register your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in order to have rights to it, doing so increases your protection. A California trademark lawyer can conduct a search of the USPTO database to ensure your proposed mark does not infringe on any existing marks, register your proposed mark with the USPTO, handle any objections (Office Actions) from the USPTO, respond to allegations that your brand is infringing on someone else’s mark or send a cease and desist letter if someone else is infringing on yours. Put in a request explaining your situation and you will receive a shortlist of California trademark lawyers from Priori’s vetted network.