Trademark enforcement requires that trademark owners control third-party uses of the mark. Permitted third-party uses therefore require license agreements to show that the owner is maintaining control. These agreements themselves are subject to additional requirements to demonstrate that that identity of the mark is being upheld, including enforcement provisions and style guides.
In other cases, a trademark owner may wish to transfer ownership completely in order to ensure that the entity using the trademark is the entity that owns it. For this purpose, an assignment may be completed and recorded with the USPTO, if the marks are the subject of registrations.
Beyond licenses and assignments, delineating intellectual property rights is important for many types of business agreements. RPL can help draft intellectual property provisions and business agreements that clearly identify your rights.
Trademark searches and opinions help you gather information and inform your decision for your matters. Quality searches and reliable analysis matters.
Trademark registrations protect your brand, including its names, logos, and taglines. RPL registers your trademarks in the U.S. and internationally.
Trademark agreements are essential for trademark ownership and maintaining strong rights. RPL tailors trademark agreements for your specific needs.
Offensively or defensively, RPL partners with experienced trademark trial attorneys to manage all stages of your trademark litigation.
Trademark registrations require ongoing monitoring to meet critical maintenance deadlines. RPL tracks your dates so you never miss a deadline.
The strength of your trademark depends on how well you enforce it against conflicting marks. RPL polices your brand and resolves confusion issues.