Silicon Valley Trademark Lawyers

TM Clearance, Prosecution, Enforcement

Your trademark is a recognizable symbol of your business. As such, it needs careful attention at the time of trademark development and throughout the life of the trademark.

The San Francisco trademark attorneys at Hayes Scott Bonino & Ellingson, LLP, in Redwood City represent clients at every stage of a trademark's life, including trademark clearance, application, response to office actions, registration, and TM enforcement and defense.

  • TM clearance is a thorough search to ensure the name is not being used by another entity.
  • We prepare the registration application for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Our lawyers respond to USPTO concerns, including examiner's amendments, priority actions, office actions and suspension letters.
  • When all issues are resolved, the TM is published for opposition. If an opposition is filed, your lawyer can respond.

Our firm has provided critical legal advice and effective representation for many of the most successful technical and manufacturing companies in Silicon Valley and throughout California. No matter where in the U.S. you are located, if you have trademark or other intellectual property transactional or litigation needs in California, talk to one of our attorneys today. We work businesses of all sizes and corporate configurations, as well as individuals pursuing trademark and IP protections under state and federal law.

The completed registration process assures you that the trademark belongs exclusively to your business — as long as you enforce your rights. Our attorneys can counsel you on consistent use of your trademark. When others misuse or co-opt your trademark, it is essential to defend your mark. Failure to defend could be seen as an abandonment of your mark.

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You are welcome to call our law firm at any step in the registration process or at any time your TM is threatened by unauthorized use. You can count on our responsiveness. Contact us to discuss trademark concerns.