Trademark Infringement in Los Angeles
Business Litigation Lawyer Protecting Your Property
Trademarks are an important legal protection of your intellectual property
and brand. They enable your customers to purchase your products with the
certainty that they are getting the "real" thing. Trademarks
protect names, titles and phrases, as well as symbols, so there is no
confusion to the consumer about the source of the product or service (in
the case of service marks).
As the world grows larger, trademark infringement, whether intentional
or not, occurs more frequently than ever before. Trademark infringement
is a form of
unfair competition. The importance of protecting your trademarks has become an issue of great
concern as companies overseas or within the country engage in "knocking
off" products, trademarks and other infringements.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office examines trademarks and supposed
copied marks to determine if they are in fact identical. They will look
to see if there is any conflict with previously registered trademarks
and approve them for publication. In the business world, they do not have
the power to enforce the use or disuse of trademarks. This is where the
help of an accomplished attorney with years of legal practice can be useful.
Mr. Mershad Mirkhan, will aggressively pursue any situation where trademarks
are threatened or infringed upon. It is important to act swiftly and with
authority in such cases to protect your rights.
Critical Steps to Take
The first step to be taken is usually a cease and desist letter to the
infringer. This can sometimes clear up the matter and it is not unusual
to discover that the infringer was ignorant of trademark law or didn't
perform adequate due diligence before using the name or symbol. When cease
and desist fails to get the desired result, the next step is a lawsuit
to put the matter before the court.
two primary goals of a trademark infringement lawsuit are:
- To get the infringer to stop using the trademark and prevent use by anyone
else in the future
- Damages if the infringement of your trademarks causes harm or financial
loss to your business
In some cases, the singular goal is the first, to stop the use of your
trademarks. In many cases, that use has harmed a business by confusing
or misleading the consumers and therefore actually diverting income from
the legal trademark holder. A case seeking damages is more complex. Either
way, you will require a knowledgeable and experienced business litigation
attorney. Our experience in this area can be of great benefit if facing
an infringement issue.
Passionate Legal Guidance
The Mirkhan Law Firm, it is our ultimate goal to provide each client with the ultimate in customer
satisfaction. Founding Los Angeles business litigation attorney, Mershad
Mirkhan, was honored with two different awards during his time in law
school both demonstrating his dedication to his work. He was honored during
his education as one who is
Committed to Clients and Most Patient Advocate by his law professors. This is a testament to his philosophy to always
put the client first and achieve success at all costs. When facing issues
with trademark infringement, do not hesitate to
contact our office immediately! Fill out our
case evaluation form today.