At Symbus, brand development is our mission, and intellectual property is at our core. A business typically focuses on IP law at the beginning, and as the brand grows, we will provide support and assistance by both attorneys and consultants.
False advertising claims under the Lanham Act (section 43(a) action)
FTC (Federal Trade Commission) rules
Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act
Copy and digital marketing campaign review
Brand initiation, including naming and trademark development
Brand voice and messaging
Target market identification
Market research development, implementation, and interpretation
Content strategy and planning
Securing copyright registrations at the Copyright Office, including electronic submissions.
Copyright infringement litigation and cease and desist letters, settlement negotiations.
Copyright protection for software, databases, websites, and other assets.
Due diligence with respect to title and assignment searches at the Copyright Office.
Photography/video clearances and releases
Assignments of copyright
Selection, purchase and registration
Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings
Acquisitions from third parties
Transfers between registrars
Preparation of initial Franchise Disclosure Document ("FDD") for start-up franchisors
Registration of FDD and Exemption Filings where appropriate
Legal training of staff, and avice on compliance with State and Federal Franchise Sales Laws
Ongoing annual FDD renewal and registration work
Advice on dealing with troubled franchisees; compliance with State franchise termination laws
For franchisees, comprehensive review of FDD and provisions in the Franchise Agreement
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office applications, prosecution, maintenence and recordations
Domestic and international portfolio management
Freedom-to-operate, infringement, patentability, and validity searches and opinions
International applications, prosecution, and maintenance
License and transfer agreements
Enforcement and litigation
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office applications, prosecution, maintenance, and recordations
Clearance and infringement searches and opinions
Domestic and international enforcement and litigation
Opposition and Cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
Securing of trademark registrations anywhere in the world, including through the Madrid Protocol
U.S. Customs recordation
© 2020-2022 Symbus Law Group PLLC. All Rights Reserved.
SYMBUS and BUILDING BETTER BRANDS are service marks of Symbus Law Group PLLC