San Jose Trademark Attorney

A trademark may be intangible, but it is one of the most critical assets a business can have. Trademarks allow companies to protect their company name, brand or product from copy-cat and infringing competitors. Having a trademark sets you apart from the competition, giving you a distinguishable identity and a distinct market advantage.

The San Jose trademark attorneys at the Law Offices of Ruben P. Ruiz PC understand the importance of protecting a brand and its related IP assets, especially for businesses that are just starting out or are in the process of expanding their products or services. Our attorneys are highly skilled in U.S. trademark law and fair use defense, and can help your business obtain, enforce, and defend your trademark.

Trademark Prosecution and Enforcement

Registering your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) grants you certain invaluable rights that you can use to further your business interests. Once your mark is in the Principal Register, you can record the registration with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to prevent importation of infringing goods. More importantly, you are granted the right to sue in federal court for infringement of your trademark.

Our San Jose trademark attorneys have extensive experience in the trademark filing process, from crafting a solid trademark registration application to working with the USPTO examining attorney to overcome Office Actions. We’ve represented and counseled numerous clients on the efficacy of trademarks for company names and products, and guided them through every stage of the trademark application process.

Trademark enforcement is another critical aspect of our IP law practice. Our attorneys are fully aware that a company’s reputation and market share can be affected when their intellectual property is infringed. We help preserve the value of your trademark, whether it’s through sending cease-and-desist letters or obtaining injunctions. More importantly, we do not hesitate to proceed with litigation when the situation calls for it.

If you find yourself being accused of trademark infringement, the Law Offices of Ruben P. Ruiz PC can help smooth over claims through strategic mediation as an alternative dispute resolution. If the dispute can’t be resolved out of court, we will build a solid defense strategy to protect your interests.

Our trademark attorneys have a proven track record of enforcing the trademark rights of our clients, as well as responding to allegations of infringement. In addition, we have experience with U.S. Customs seizures of counterfeit and infringing products.

Trade Secrets

In an increasingly competitive market, trade secrets can be a business’s backbone. They can make up a company’s “formula for success”, giving it a decisive advantage over its competitors. This means any proprietary product design, process, or formula must be protected through any legal means necessary.

For many years, our San Jose trademark and intellectual property attorneys have ensured that our clients’ trade secrets remain just that – a secret. We’ve drafted countless documentations to protect confidential information, including non-disclosure agreements and non-compete/ solicitation agreements.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Ruben P. Ruiz PC are also well-versed in the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and highly experienced in trade secret litigation. Should misappropriation or theft of trade secrets occur, our attorneys won’t think twice about litigating to enjoin such actions.

Based in San Jose, California, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Ruben P. Ruiz PC are intimately familiar with trademarks, trade secrets, and issues that surround them. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a preliminary consultation.

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