Looking to expand a locksmith business or start a brand new one means taking care of a lot of things. Among them, protecting your intellectual property. You might think of it as a distraction that you should not concern yourself with until a later moment in time. Nevertheless, this is not exactly true. Every day that passes by without taking some practical measures to secure your intellectual property will but you at risk of of losing everything you have worked for so far. Here are a few practical measures on how and why you should protect your intellectual property.
The most precious intellectual property that a locksmith service has is his trademarks. Namely, any word, signs, element, image, color, or phrase used to identify their services and products to their customers. These trademark elements are the ones that will help customers perceive you reliable and having a good reputation. It will also help them trust the product because it belongs to you. Failing to protect these trademarks might encourage someone to steal them from you, register them and force you to stop using them. Whether you are managing a team of 24 hour local locksmiths and you have just finished your website, logo, motto, and distinctive website or van elements, you might want to protect them as soon as possible.
While you could never imagine yourself ever stealing or borrowing someone else's trademarks, the high competition in the locksmithing trade will stimulate someone to grab yours without even blinking. They will try to take some shortcuts to gain as big of an advantage as they can. And this means using your unprotected intellectual property. Before this turns into a catastrophe, you can:
Protect Your Trademarks
Register your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Follow the steps displayed on their website and find out exactly what you need to do to make your trademark protected by law.
Get in touch with a lawyer that specializes in intellectual property and trademarks and make sure you initiate the process as soon as possible. We warmly invite you to get in touch with us and we will make sure that to have everything explained to you. It is also advisable to seek legal advice to prevent any technicality from stopping you from registering your trademark. A legal adviser will definitely not miss out on any of these important details, and they will ensure the entire process will run smoothly.
You are also advised to have a legal adviser maintain a permanent eye on the direct or indirect infringement of your intellectual property and trademarks. Since you have spent a lot of time, money, and energy on starting your business and setting up your most suitable trademarks for it, the last thing you want is for someone to take advantage of your work.
We can provide you with special protection and help with patent application, prosecution, and litigation, as well as licensing agreements, infringement opinion, copyrights, trademarks, and the rest of related services. Feel free to get in touch with us today and stop taking any chances!