The Law Office of Eric Norton offers a wide range of business and trademark-related services for our clients.
What Type of Business Services Does The Law Office of Eric Norton Offer?
We provide clients with business law solutions to meet all of their needs. From formation to dissolution, and everything in between, let us know what your business needs and we will see if we can help.
We cover a wide range of business services including:
- Corporation formation. You want your business to be incorporated correctly, no matter what state you choose for incorporation Custom-Drafted Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization (when possible—some states require use of specific forms). The Law Office of Eric Norton can offer you help in choosing the right type of corporation and filing the necessary paperwork in a timely manner.
- Filing the Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization. We can file incorporation or organization papers anywhere you choose to incorporate.
- Custom-Drafted Bylaws or Operating Agreement. The Law Office of Eric Norton can create custom bylaws or agreements that are uniquely drafted for your business.
- Basic stock or membership certificates. Every corporate filing receives basic stock certificates. For an additional fee, specialty stock certificates and quality business binders can also be included.
- Detailed checklist of next steps. We always provide complete information for taking care of annual reports and other tasks following incorporation or organization.
Do You Provide Trademark Services?
Our trademark services cover the full range of methods that allow you to take advantage of your brand. Whether you need to register a trademark with the USPTO or if you are ready to secure your trademark through licensing, we are here to help.
We ensure that those who need a trademark attorney or have business to conduct with the United States Patent and Trademark Office will receive professional assistance in trademark law matters from a lawyer who understands this complex area of litigation and administration.
What Is A Trademark?
A trademark is the exclusive legal right to market a product. Specifically, a trademark ” is any word, name, symbol, or design, or any combination thereof, used in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from those of another and to indicate the source of the goods” according to 15 U.S.C. Section 1127. Business seek trademark registrations in order to have the exclusive right to use a logo or brand a product in a particular way. If they did not, anyone could use their work or product in advertising with impunity. It is very important to secure your trademark to prevent your advertising, logos and other marketing materials from being misused.
What Is The Difference Between a Trademark, Service Mark and Copyright?
The terms trademark, patent, service mark and copyright are often used interchangeably, but each has a specific meaning. A trademark is different from a service mark, patent or a copyright based on the item under consideration for protection. See
|Type of Protection||Definition/Difference||Uses|
|Trademark||Word, phrase, symbol or design that differentiates or identifies the source of goods||To mark products produced by a particular individual or company|
|Patent||A limited duration property right to an invention||Protects someone who publicly discloses a new invention from having that invention taken by someone else|
|Service Mark||Word, phrase, symbol or design that differentiates or identifies the source of services||To mark services produced by a particular individual or company|
|Copyright||The right to reproduce or copy works of art, images, writing or music||Protects the person who generates original creative work|
Am I Required to Register A Trademark With The Government?
Those seeking a trademark often question whether they are required to register it with the government. After all, saving money may be more important to a newly-established company! However, there are several good reasons to secure your trademark early in the creative process:
- Providing notice. A trademark notifies the public that you own the mark.
- Creating legal presumption. Securing a trademark gives you the legal presumption of ownership if there is ever a question of provenance for your product.
- Exclusive rights. You obtain exclusive rights to use the mark in connection with your own goods and services.
How Can A Lawyer Help With A Trademark?
Having a lawyer to help you with your registration and trademark monitoring is a great way to be sure that you take all the steps necessary to properly trademark your product. Whether you need trademark registration help or just want to make sure that your logo registration has been done properly, an intellectual property or IP lawyer may be the best investment you can make in your own products and services.
Do You Also Offer Copyright Services?
The Law Office of Eric Norton has worked with photographers, authors, and artists to help them with their copyright needs. We also offer copyright enforcement and litigation services for both plaintiffs and defendants. Our copyright protection services including everything you need to ensure that your intellectual property is secured from misuse, whether you write, paint, photograph or work in some other area of the creative arts. We also offer consultation about copyright infringement and use of others’ work.
Does The Law Office of Eric Norton Offer Other Business Services?
The Law Office of Eric Norton can handle any type of business-related legal services, even those that are not specifically listed here. We offer all types of transactional business and product protection as well as legal consultation on corporation formation and copyright services.