RLMK TrademarksTrademarks

Trademarks and service marks are terms, designs and other identifiers that symbolize the goodwill a company has in itself, its products and its services. For many companies, trademarks are its most important properties. Ryder, Mazzeo & Konieczny attorneys are well experienced in all facets of trademark law and procedures. Our attorneys, including a former Trademark Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, can guide clients from the early screening of potential trademarks for new products to registration in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We also have obtained international registrations through efficient and cost-effective use of international treaties and procedures.

At RMK, we know that trademark owners must always be vigilant in the protection of these valuable assets, even after registration. We coordinate with our clients to watch for potential threats to their trademarks and react quickly to neutralize any threats so that our clients’ trademarks are maintained and strengthened over time.

RMK attorneys have a wealth of experience litigating offensively and defensively their clients’ trademarks in various courts and in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

We also have the expertise to assist our clients with obtaining licensing and co-existence agreements that further protect and strengthen their trademarks.

Our attorneys trademark experience and know-how includes all of the following trademark services:

Trademark Clearance and Due Diligence
          Registrability searches
          Clearance Searches
          Non-Infringement Opinions
Trademark Prosecution
           Original applications
           Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings
           Defending opposition proceedings
           Concurrent use proceedings

Trademark watch to guard against potential threats               
          Trademark Enforcement
                    - Prosecuting Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings               
                    - Federal Litigation – including temporary restraining order and preliminary injunctions

Internet and Domain Names
           Uniform Domain Name Proceedings (UDRP)
           International (ICANN)

International Protection
           Madrid Protocol
           Community Mark

           Franchise agreements

Monitor new developments on the Internet that could impact our clients’ trademark rights, including issues with social networks such as Facebook and Tweeter

Provide guidance for clients’ trademark protection policies in the use of their trademarks.