Focused on the protection and development of your trademark portfolio

Trademark Watching

Trademark watching services are designed to promptly notify the client of potential infringement of the client’s trademark. Depending on the type of trademark watch selected, the client can be notified of potentially infringing common law marks, or when an application to register a potentially infringing mark is filed, or when a potentially infringing mark is published for opposition in the USPTO Official Gazette. Your mark can also be watched on the internet.

Trademark Watching Options

USPTO Pending Application Watch - This service watches newly filed applications for federal registration to alert you in the event an application is filed that potentially infringes your mark.

USPTO Official Gazette Watch - This service watches marks published each week in the USPTO's Official Gazette to alert you in the event a mark is published that potentially infringes your mark.

Combined USPTO Pending Application & Official Gazette Watch

Common Law Watch - This service watches common law trademark usage, business names and domain names to alert you of common law trademark use that potentially infringes your mark.

Comprehensive U.S. Watch - This service watches USPTO pending applications, marks published in the Official Gazette, state registrations, common law trademarks, business names and domain names to alert you in the event that potential infringing trademark use is occurring, or an application to register a potentially infringing mark has been filed or published for opposition.

Trademark watch packages can be tailored to fit your precise trademark watching needs. Feel free to call Mr. Wilentz to discuss your trademark watching needs.

Mark Selection Services

Some clients are very focused on running their business, but do not have a mark in mind for the marketing of their goods or services. Although it is obvious that the right trademark can be a great asset and can increase the relevant consumers’ awareness of your brand, choosing the right mark can sometimes be daunting. If you need help selecting a mark to promote your product or services, Mr. Wilentz can assist you in this regard.

Cease and Desist Letters

If there is evidence that a client’s trademark is being infringed, Mr. Wilentz can draft a cease and desist letter to send to the alleged infringer. Alternately, if the client has received a cease and desist letter, Mr. Wilentz can analyze the situation and advise the client how best to respond.

Oppositions and Cancellation Proceedings

Mr. Wilentz can represent clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in Oppositions and Cancellation Proceedings.

Negotiating Settlements of Trademark Disputes

Mr. Wilentz can analyze the interests of both sides to a trademark dispute and advocate for the best possible resolution for the client. Under the right circumstances, it may be possible to suggest a settlement that allows everyone concerned to safeguard their trademark rights and continue doing business without disruption.

*Past results do not guarantee a similar outcome