About IP in the USA
Regarding the first two, the institution in charge is the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and related to the latter, the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) is the entrusted governmental institution.
Trademark registrations are managed by the USPTO in the United States. The registration process has the following steps:
2. Evidence of use
3. Publication for Opposition
4. Issuance of Certificate
During this process the applicant may receive an Office Action, which has to be answered within 6 months. Applicants may also face opposition from a third party for the trademark registration.
Applicants that are not American residents must appoint an attorney from the USA to represent them. Here at Brealant we will provide you with all the services necessary for US-based, as well as foreign, applicants. Our attorneys will manage the entire process effectively and with confidentiality.
The right conferred by the patent grant is the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, selling or importing the invention.
There are three types of patents:
The preparation of an application for patent and the conducting of the proceedings to obtain the patent is an undertaking requiring the knowledge of patent law and rules and Office practice and procedures, as well as knowledge of the scientific or technical matters involved in the particular invention.
We are ready to help you protect your business. If you need more information, feel free to ask us any questions.
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