Maxine Lynn, as an adult industry attorney, assists clients with the trademark registration process. A trademark includes words, phrases, names, symbols, designs, and/or images, which are used in commerce to identify a company’s goods or services. For example, Pepsi® is a trademark for soft drinks, and Cosmopolitan® is a trademark for magazines.
In order to receive a trademark registration, an application must be submitted to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Maxine helps clients every step of the way, offering:
- Comprehensive Trademark Searches
- Federal Trademark and Service Mark Applications
- State Trademark and Service Mark Applications
- International Trademark Applications (Madrid Protocol)
- Statements of Use
- Representation in Opposition Proceedings
- Representation in Cancellation Proceedings
- Representation in Appellate Proceedings
A registration at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office gives the owner many benefits, some of which include:
- Registration is constructive notice that the owner of the mark has the right to use the mark throughout the entire United States, even if the mark is not being used in a specific geographical area.
- After five years of continuous use in commerce, the mark becomes incontestable.
- In a successful trademark infringement action, the registrant may obtain increased statutory damages.
- The registrant may use the power of the federal government (via the U.S. Customs Service) to prevent the importation of goods that contain infringing marks.
A very recent law change has caused trademarks containing sexually-explicit language or imagery to now be protectable at the USPTO. If you have a company in the fields of sex tech, sex toys, pleasure products, lubricants, porn, VR, AR, cams, or are an adult performer, protect your brand! Contact Maxine Lynn today to schedule a free consultation regarding your trademark matters.
Click here to check out Maxine’s article on current changes in trademark law published in EAN Magazine!
Click here to check out Maxine’s guide to selecting trademarks, and navigating the process, published in ED [Exotic Dancer] Magazine!