Trademark Law

Fighting to Protect Your Business’s Trademark from Those Who Would Steal Your Profits

Building a brand people know and trust takes time and effort. To build a brand, you must create a word, phrase, slogan, graphic, picture, or other types of image that people will remember and associate again and again with your business.

But what if you accidentally use an image, slogan, or phrase already in use by another established business? What if another business uses your trademark? Can you afford an ugly court battle?

Trademark Registration and Monitoring

Trademark attorneys can assist you in a variety of ways. From verifying that a trademark is available for use to providing legal counsel and representation if you become involved in trademark infringement litigation, an experienced attorney provides valuable guidance in all aspects of trademark law including:

  • Trademark Searches – We can conduct a comprehensive trademark search to ensure your business can legally register a mark or marks.
  • Trademark Registration – Let us file your trademark paperwork with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Trademark Monitoring – We can monitor the use of your mark to ensure quick resolution if another business or individual uses the mark without your permission.
  • Trademark Office Actions – We will work with the USPTO on your behalf to resolve any issues during the trademark registration process.
  • Trademark Oppositions – Our firm will work to resolve any opposition to the impending trademark by a business or individual.
  • Trademark Cancellations – Let us represent your interests if another person petitions to cancel your registered trademark or if you want to petition the cancellation of an existing trademark.
  • Trademark Infringement – We will build a strong case against a business or individual that used your trademark without your permission.
How the Lexero Law Firm Can Help You

The trademark attorneys at the Lexero Law Firm can provide a variety of trademark services to business owners. Contact our firm today to discuss your trademark needs. With ample courtroom experience in both state and federal courts, we can build a case for trademark infringement, advise you on legal options if you are in violation of trademark law, and help you protect your trademark and brand by registering and monitoring your business marks.

Domain Name Attorney

Are you the victim of Cybersquatting, Reverse-Cybersquatting or Typosquatting? Perhaps, inadvertently, you’ve become involved in a second level domain name or subdomain dispute? Is your business the target of a gripe site? Want to unmask a domain name warehousing scheme   or report a grace period violation? If so, you need an experienced domain attorney to guide you through the proper legal procedures.

The good news is that in many cases, a stern letter from your attorney may be all it takes to settle an Internet law dispute. But, in some cases, additional legal action such as filing a lawsuit, going to trial, or settling out-of-court may be necessary. Knowing you have an experienced attorney with many years of domain law experience can be a huge relief in these cases.

Learn more about specific types of domain name disputes below:

Domain Name Enforcement

As Internet law tries to keep up with the ever-changing world wide web landscape, two ways e-commerce and domain registrant rights are protected are through 1) the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) Uniform Dispute Resolution procedures and 2) the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (15 U.S.C. 1125(d)).

ICANN’s Uniform Dispute Resolution

According to ICANN, the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) has been adopted by ICANN-accredited registrars in all gTLDs (.aero, .biz, .cat, .com, .coop, .info, .jobs, .mobi, .museum, .name, .net, .org, .pro, .tel and .travel). The UDRP policy between a registrar and its customer is included in registration agreements for all ICANN-accredited registrars.

The UDRP is an arbitration procedure that tends to move faster than litigation or lawsuits. Domain registrants have relatively good success rates with expert legal counsel. The major limitation of this process, however, is that the sole remedy is having the domain name at issue transferred to the rightful owner.

Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA)

The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) is a federal law under which domain name owners may sue for purposes of obtaining damages for misuse of a domain name. While this process is more involved, it does allow for damages for misuse of the domain, as well as transfer of the domain name.

How the Lexero Law Firm Can Help You

Regardless of how you choose to proceed, either through arbitration or a lawsuit, principal attorney Eric Menhart and his team at the Lexero Law Firm bring years of experience in resolving domain disputes.

As public domain law continues to evolve, the Lexero Law Firm is here to guide business owners and domain registrants through tricky legal disputes to ensure that your intellectual property, including your registered web domain name, is yours and yours alone. Hire a local D.C. domain attorney to receive personal attention, expert legal advice, and peace of mind.

Contact  Lexero today to learn more about your rights and legal options concerning public domain and Internet law.

E-Commerce Legal Services

Doing business on the Internet via your website or other means can be a very efficient and profitable venture. However, there are certain dangers involved in operating online, including cyber-piracy, data protection and potential breaches, copyright infringers, trademark thieves, rogue affiliates/marketers, and more. With so many possibilities for problems, knowing that you’ve done the legal groundwork for your business and website is a smart investment. Lexero is experienced in the law of the Internet and can help you protect yourself from the many dangers of online commerce.

Affiliate Marketing

Lexero can assist online marketers or affiliates with their legal concerns. Simply contact a Washington, D.C. e-commerce attorney today.

Website Legal Audits

Did you know that you cannot collect information from children under 13 years old via your website? There are many laws that govern how a website can and cannot operate. In addition to laws, there are “best practices” regarding your privacy policies, terms of service, and other site documentation. This is all in addition to concerns about your copyright and trademark rights. Lexero can assist you in drafting your privacy policy and terms of service. The firm can also advise you and your business on the best practices for protecting the privacy of your visitors. Having well-written legal policies on your site can save you from a world of trouble in the future.

Online Auctions and Marketplaces

Selling via online platforms, like Amazon eBay and other sites has its share of worries. Illegitimate bidders may outbid your legitimate customers, articles may not be as described, and competitors may work to disparage your good name. Disputes often arise between the auction sites and sellers as to fees, rights, or responsibilities.

How the Lexero Law Firm Can Help You

Lexero’s experience in e-commerce matters can help you come to a resolution as efficiently as possible. Contact the firm today for a free consultation with an experienced Washington, D.C. e-commerce lawyer.