A trademark is any word, symbol, design, or logo understood by consumers to designate your particular product or service. A trademark indicates source. Once you begin using a mark, you are the owner of the mark. There are federal and state systems for registration. Registration is never required to protect your rights in court against copying of your name or logo.

Our office manages well over 3,000 trademarks, involving many of the world's most recognized consumer brands. From watches to international fashion, beverages to electronics, the trademarks we protect are the brands that consumers purchase and enjoy every day. We work hard to help our clients select trademarks that can have lasting impact, and to be sure that the name selected is free from confusion with any competitor.

International Trademark Protection

Collen IP is the first step in exporting your company's goods and services and assuring that your intellectual property rights are protected both at home and abroad.

Failure to protect your company's inventions, brands and other creative assets prior to distributing them overseas may result in lost valuable rights to competitors or to unscrupulous businesses that take advantage of unsuspecting companies.

Whether you are a U.S. company looking to sell your goods abroad or a company outside of the U.S. seeking to do business in the United States, it is essential to first identify and protect intellectual property rights that are associated with your products.

Protection of intellectual property means the difference between profits and loss - - so it is essential to begin the process of worldwide protection. Fill out the International trademark form and submit it to us by fax or E-mail. A Collen IP representative will contact you within one business day to discuss your international trademark protection needs.

To obtain more information on our trademark services, or to conduct a trademark search, or apply for trademark registration, please email us at

Additional services provided by Collen IP:

THE NOMINATOR ™ trademark advice - Trademark work product and registrability opinions. Business consultation services, including, brand evaluation and creating trademarks; legal consulting services; consulting and providing reports in the field of intellectual property law; legal research services, including, trademark and company name research services.

NAMEVET ® - Business name experts featuring HARMONICA® company and product name reports, including consultation and research services rendered in connection with creating and monitoring trademarks and other corporate names.

REGISTAT ™ - Business consultation services for brand evaluation, creating corporate and brand identities and trademarks, legal services and intellectual property licensing.

FEDTRADE ® - Consulting services for intellectual property concerns and trademark application services.

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