San Jose Copyright Attorneys
Trademark Infringement Attorneys' Fees
Taking action to protect your brand against trademark infringement can be costly, time-consuming, and frustrating. An experienced San Jose copyright attorneys can help speed up the process and keep your legal costs down.
Using the Lanham Act to your advantage
The Lanham Act creates three different remedies for victims of trademark infringement:
- Equitable relief—injunctions—that may range from requiring the infringer to pay for corrective advertising to requiring the infringer to destroy the labeling, advertising, and products that constitute the infringement
- Monetary relief—damages—including the trademark owner’s lost income and goodwill and the infringing party’s profits
- Attorneys’ fees and court costs
These provisions apply to federally registered trademarks. If you have not already protected your mark, you should contact a California trademark attorney at Fergus, A Law Office right away to begin the process of defining and defending your trademark rights.
One way in which a trademark attorney in San Jose can help keep your legal costs down is to take advantage of the Lanham Act and file a motion toward the end of your case for reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs.
Not every case of trademark infringement qualifies for attorneys’ fees and other remedies, even if you have federally registered your trademark. Judges in intellectual property cases will not usually penalize so-called innocent infringers, or people using similar business names and trademarks without the deliberate intention of confusing customers and taking advantage of the good business reputation you have built for yourself over the years.
Protecting copyrights, trade secrets, and your public image
Copyright and trademark issues frequently occur in the music industry. Pirating of music and musician images online has become a significant problem for many artists. A San Francisco intellectual property lawyer like Gary Fergus of Fergus, A Law Firm has particular expertise in helping musical artists and other copyright holders protect their work from infringers. In San Jose and throughout California, copyright attorneys routinely help writers, artists and musicians defend themselves against intellectual property thieves.
California trademark attorney Gary Fergus can help you keep your legal costs low while still successfully asserting your ownership rights over your musical or artistic creation.
Helping clients throughout California defend their IP rights
Gary Fergus, founder of Fergus, A Law Firm has dedicated his professional life to intellectual property law and to helping creators protect their works from theft and exploitation. Based in San Francisco, he has over three decades of experience successfully serving clients all over California. If you have concerns about protecting your IP rights, please contact Gary Fergus through his website, by phone at 415-537-9030, or by visiting his conveniently located San Francisco offices to discuss your case.