Trademarks are generally words, phrases, logos and symbols used by producers to identify their goods and to distinguish their company’s goods or services from others in the marketplace. Over time a trademark also comes to stand for a company’s reputation and goodwill. And it is protected by the intellectual property rights by several international laws and agreements, in order to set common and agreed upon protection all over the world.
IP rights are like any other property, these rights are outlined in Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. With the accession of the United States to the Madrid Protocol in 2003 the reality of an international system of trademark registration moved one step closer to fruition. It is now more inclusive and offers businesses and individuals in both the United States and other member countries a simple, affordable and efficient way of obtaining and maintaining their trademarks.
Trademarks are considered one of the most important provisions of The Paris Convention, adopted in 1883. This international agreement was the first major step taken to help creators ensure that their intellectual works were protected in other countries.
In general terms, intellectual property is any product of the human intellect that the law protects from unauthorized use by others.
The law of intellectual property is analogous to the law of tangible property in that both consist of a bundle of rights conferred upon the property owner.
AM provides an entire range of Trademark Services, from the filing of the International Trademarks, to availability and monitoring services, to the management and prosecution of large Trademark portfolios, to the litigation of Trademark and domain names disputes. AM’s vast experience and use of state-of-the-art software tools enable them to offer services with the highest quality, efficiency, and fair price.
AM works with you to identify the distinctive elements of your trademarks and to define a comprehensive filing strategy to ensure adequate protection.