Trademarks & Copyrights
KATTERLE NUPP can assist you with your brand, trademark and copyright needs, including registration, licensing, enforcement and strategic counseling.
Obtaining Trademark Rights
We can obtain trademark registrations for your product and service offerings in the United States and globally through the Madrid Protocol and our extensive network of foreign affiliates. Prior to registration, we can provide reliable searches and advice regarding the likelihood of obtaining a registration for trademarks both in the United States and around the globe.
Protecting Trademark Rights
We can provide protection and enforcement including monitoring competitors’ usage of marks, conducting due diligence studies, preparing in-house company trademark usage guidelines, recording trademarks with U.S. customs, licensing trademarks and pursuing favorable dispute resolution through negotiations or litigation.
A brand is a collection of intangible elements that identifies a source of goods and/or services and creates a shared set of mental associations that influences buyers to purchase the goods and/or services of the source. As such, a brand is much broader than a trademark. A brand includes perceptions of attributes such as quality, innovation, safety, etc. Of course, a brand has to have a name, which is invariably a trademark, at least in the U.S. Since a brand is affected by so many factors, its strength is enhanced not just by trademark rights, but other IP rights as well, such as patents, copyrights and trade secrets. We can help you strengthen your brand by obtaining and maintaining these IP rights. We can also advise you on other aspect of building and strengthening your brand.
We can prepare copyright registrations for practically all areas of creativity. In addition, we can monitor usage of client copyrights by others, generate in-house copyright usage guidelines, dispute resolution through negotiation or litigation, licensing and providing opinions regarding copyright matters.