Registering a trademark in Florida is not easy. However, if you work with an experienced Trademark Lawyer, like me, Attorney Romy B. Jurado, then the trademark registration process can be a lot easier and far less stressful. Read on to learn what you need to know about registering a trademark in Florida and how I can help you.
The Process of Registering a Trademark in Florida Starts with an In-Depth Analysis
The first thing we need to do to register your trademark is to analyze it to determine 1) whether it qualifies for registration, and 2) what steps we will need to take to successfully register it. If federal trademark protection is not available, I will recommend alternative methods to increase the level of legal protection of your trademarks and assist you in the development of new trademarks to make sure they qualify for registration.
Trademark Licensing Can Be a Great Alternative
Every year, I work with many clients who wish to obtain licenses to use protected intellectual property owned by other entities. This can be a great alternative to registering original trademarks. If you wish to obtain licenses to use someone else’s trademarks, my legal team will help you negotiate the terms. Similarly, if you are looking to purchase or sell intellectual property assets, I will be there to aid you from the initial negotiations to the signing of the contract.
Monitoring a Trademark is Easy When You Work with Experts
As stated above, registering a trademark in Florida is not easy; however, it is not nearly the hardest thing to do when it comes to trademarks – that title goes to monitoring a trademark once you have registered it. Unfortunately, when you register a trademark, all you obtain is proof that you own it and have registered it. Registration does not protect your mark from infringement – at least not by itself. Even if you successfully register a trademark, someone could still use it without your permission, either maliciously or accidentally, and finding these infringers is YOUR job.
However, when you work with me, it is MY job. I proactively monitor my clients’ trademarks to make sure no one else is using them in the United States. If such infringement occurs, my skilled legal team will actively enforce and defend your trademark rights.
Some Lawsuits Are Inevitable
Many issues can arise before, during, and after the process of registering a trademark in Florida, and sometimes, these issues can result in lawsuits. If anyone challenges any of your trademarks, I will provide prosecution and litigation services to fight for your trademark rights.
In some cases, it can be relatively easy to negotiate and come to terms with another business or individual regarding trademark issues. Unfortunately, sometimes there is simply no way to avoid lawsuits. If you ever find yourself dealing with a case involving trademark infringement, I will get my skilled team of trademark attorneys working on it immediately.
Working with a Trademark Lawyer When Registering a Trademark is Simply Vital
Working with a lawyer when registering a trademark in Florida is not required; however, that does not mean it is not extremely necessary. Although no law says you need an attorney to register a trademark, working with someone who understands trademark law is simply the best way to avoid making mistakes during the registration process. Unfortunately, these mistakes are easy to make, and even the tiniest one can result in the cancellation of your application.
In the business world, protecting your trademarks is vital… and extremely difficult. Many inexperienced business owners choose to register their marks without help. Make sure you do not make that mistake. Call me today (305) 921-0440 or email me at Romy@jflawfirm.com to schedule an initial consultation.