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Domain Name Dispute

domain names are more than just addresses, since they can be selected by the “addressee” and are usually closely associated with a particular service or product.

Trademark Licensing / Contract

Trademark licensing is the process by which a registered trademark owner, called a licensor, allows another party, called a licensee, to make and distribute specific products or services under the licensor’s trademark agreement.

Trademark Search & Selection

The purpose of the search is to uncover any marks currently registered, the subject of pending applications, or in use, which may be considered confusingly similar under the legal standards for trademark infringement.

Trademark Application

The Japanese Trademark Law adopts the first-to-file, first-to-win system. We will draft and file a trademark application designed to breeze through the examination process in an appropriate and timely manner.

Trademark Office Action

We will review office action and advise most desirable and practicable solutions to either avoid an office action or to develop a winning argument in response to an office action.

Trademark Renewals

Trademark registrations expire in ten years after the registration date, unless renewed within six months prior to the expiration. We will ensure your trademark rights remain properly in place.

Non-use Cancellation

If trademark is not genuinely and effectively used in the market for three consecutive years at all, the owner can lose this right since the trademark would not be complying with its essential function of identifying a certain good or service in the market.

Trademark Watching & Surveillance

A “watching service” refers to a regular search through all the latest published trademark applications. A “surveillance service” refers to investigation of infringer’s local activity pertinent to trademarks.

Trademark Portfolio Management

We will make sure that your portfolio is in good order, we ensure correct ownership, registrations, renewals, watching and that enforcement action are carried out timely and efficiently, and we take care that your trademark rights do not lapse as a result of non-use.

Trademark Enforcement / Litigation

MARKS IP Law Firm can help you guard against the damaging effects of infringement and can help you protect your trade-mark rights against third party infringement, cyber-squatting, or false advertising.