Our attorneys can help you defend or maintain your trademark
Trademark infringement and maintaining a trademark are just some of the reasons why businesses become involved in trademark disputes. Resolving such disagreements can be complex legal matters. But it’s important for companies to take strong legal action to protect their brand against unlawful use of their name, logo or other, copyrighted products.
Our attorneys at Eller Tonnsen Bach, LLC understand what’s at stake. That’s because we have extensive experience dealing with trademark disputes, intellectual property claims and other business litigation matters. We have worked with a wide range of businesses of all sizes in many industries on such complex cases. As a result, we have the knowledge and the expertise you need to address your legal issues in a timely, cost-effective manner.
What are common trademark disputes?
Trademark disputes can cover a wide range of legal issues. Some of the most common – and most complex – cases often involve:
- Trademark infringement – Broad range of cases involving individuals or businesses using another company’s licensed trademark without their permission.
- Consumer product trademark disputes – Such cases often involve companies creating counterfeit products and selling them as original, trademarked merchandise.
- Trade dress infringement – These legal cases involve companies using a similar, trademarked design to create products that violate trademark law.
- False advertising – Advertising counterfeit, trademarked products and presenting them as genuine items in clear violation of trademark law.
- Online infringement – Illegal use of trademarked logo or other trademarked items on websites, often with the intention of selling such counterfeit items online.
Whatever type of trademark dispute you’re dealing with, it’s important to take strong legal action. Otherwise, your company’s reputation could be irreparably harmed due to counterfeit products or other examples of trademark infringement. That’s why it’s critical that you consult with an attorney who understands this area of the law and knows which strategies often work best for resolving such disputes.
How can such disputes be resolved?
Your business can often take several courses of action to resolve a trademark dispute. Such solutions include:
- Apply for emergency injunctive relief.
- Negotiate a financial settlement from the company that infringed on your trademark.
- Have all the merchandise that violated your company’s trademark confiscated and destroyed.
- Issue a cease and desist order to the company that violated your trademark.
- Take legal action if necessary, including filing a lawsuit, against the company or individual who violated your business’ trademark.
Don’t underestimate the complexity of your trademark dispute. Make sure you take decisive action to protect your company’s trademarked products. Make sure you talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Discover what we can do for you
Our dedicated legal team can assist your business with your trademark dispute every step of the way. We’re well versed in the applicable state and federal laws that often apply to such legal matters, including the Lanham Act (also known as the Trademark Act of 1946), the Federal Trade Commission Act, and the Food, Drug & Cosmetics Act. We also have extensive experience dealing with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which often presides over such cases.
We know what’s at stake and we’re prepared to do the work that needs to be done to do the job right. Contact us and schedule an appointment at one of our three office locations in South Carolina and North Carolina.