NEW YORK LAWYERS REPRESENTING IN MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN, BRONX AND LONG ISLAND
Trademark is brand recognition like logos, marks, labels and names that distinguish goods and services in the marketplace. If someone deliberately uses your registered trademark, without your knowledge or consent, they may be guilty of the crime of counterfeiting.
It is unlawful to apply a registered trademark to goods, or to make an exact copy of goods, that have the benefit of a registered trademark registration, without the permission of the trademark owner. Identification marks are those on articles — when registered = ® and unregistered = ™.
Even where goods are not subject to a trademark registration, it is sometimes still possible to bring an action against someone making copies of goods, or attaching marks to goods, without the permission of the person already trading in those goods and associated marks. This is called a “passing-ff” action.
TRADEMARK PROTECTION LAWYERS
At the New York City law firm DeToffol & Associates, we help individuals and businesses stop the making, selling and distribution of stolen likeness, fake and counterfeit merchandise and more. Our founding lawyer David DeToffol is a former United States patent lawyer. His background means that he knows how to build a case that can protect our clients’ interests.
We handle trademark infringement cases involving:
- Piracy or unlicensed products: not necessarily packaged in the same way as the original but sold like the original or something just as good as the original
- Counterfeiting and imitations:usually made with the intent of fraudulently passing it off as genuine. Counterfeit products are often produced with the intent to take advantage of the established worth of the imitated product.
CALL AN EXPERIENCED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ATTORNEY
Contact DeToffol & Associates today at (212) 962−2220 to discuss your trademark infringement case. You can also send us an e-mail to schedule your initial consultation