The Importance of a Trademark

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a small business or a corporation, understanding trademark basics is a valuable asset you. According to uspto.gov, a trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. Furthermore, another kind of “trademark” is a service mark. A service mark is the same as a trademark, except that it identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than a product. Throughout this booklet, the terms “trademark” and “mark” refer to both trademarks and service marks.

What Protection Do You Need?

Don’t be fooled! If your company has copyrights or patents but not trademarks, they won’t protect the same things. For example, copyright will protect an original literary or artistic work; a patent protects an invention; trademark protects a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs. Which do you need?

Our Intellectual Property Services

With Leech Tishman, you’ll be able to request all kinds of intellectual property. Our intellectual property lawyers know all of the technical details of trademarks, service marks, patents and copyrights. Whether your matters are domestic or international, our trademark attorneys are your best bet for quick and fast service when you need it most. Do you want to learn more about the trademark services offered in Pasadena and surrounding cities? We encourage you to reach out to us. We’re only a call away. Contact us at 626-796-4000.