Trademark Infringement in Los Angeles

Business Litigation Lawyer Protecting Your Property

Trademarks are an important legal protection of your intellectual property and brand. They enable your customers to purchase your products with the certainty that they are getting the "real" thing. Trademarks protect names, titles and phrases, as well as symbols, so there is no confusion to the consumer about the source of the product or service (in the case of service marks).

As the world grows larger, trademark infringement, whether intentional or not, occurs more frequently than ever before. Trademark infringement is a form of unfair competition. The importance of protecting your trademarks has become an issue of great concern as companies overseas or within the country engage in "knocking off" products, trademarks and other infringements.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office examines trademarks and supposed copied marks to determine if they are in fact identical. They will look to see if there is any conflict with previously registered trademarks and approve them for publication. In the business world, they do not have the power to enforce the use or disuse of trademarks. This is where the help of an accomplished attorney with years of legal practice can be useful. Mr. Mershad Mirkhan, will aggressively pursue any situation where trademarks are threatened or infringed upon. It is important to act swiftly and with authority in such cases to protect your rights.

Critical Steps to Take

The first step to be taken is usually a cease and desist letter to the infringer. This can sometimes clear up the matter and it is not unusual to discover that the infringer was ignorant of trademark law or didn't perform adequate due diligence before using the name or symbol. When cease and desist fails to get the desired result, the next step is a lawsuit to put the matter before the court.

The two primary goals of a trademark infringement lawsuit are:

  • To get the infringer to stop using the trademark and prevent use by anyone else in the future
  • Damages if the infringement of your trademarks causes harm or financial loss to your business

In some cases, the singular goal is the first, to stop the use of your trademarks. In many cases, that use has harmed a business by confusing or misleading the consumers and therefore actually diverting income from the legal trademark holder. A case seeking damages is more complex. Either way, you will require a knowledgeable and experienced business litigation attorney. Our experience in this area can be of great benefit if facing an infringement issue.

Passionate Legal Guidance

At The Mirkhan Law Firm, it is our ultimate goal to provide each client with the ultimate in customer satisfaction. Founding Los Angeles business litigation attorney, Mershad Mirkhan, was honored with two different awards during his time in law school both demonstrating his dedication to his work. He was honored during his education as one who is Committed to Clients and Most Patient Advocate by his law professors. This is a testament to his philosophy to always put the client first and achieve success at all costs. When facing issues with trademark infringement, do not hesitate to contact our office immediately! Fill out our case evaluation form today.