International Trademark Services

We offer a ‘one-stop shop’ practical and easy solution to protect your Trademarks. We simplify your efforts, providing one contact, one Power of Attorney and domestic prices for the entire American region and emerging economies.

Swift responses

We provide quick responses to each and every consultation of our clients with clarity and simplicity.

Regular status reports

We operate with a pragmatic approach to simplify our client’s efforts and keep them informed of every stage of the procedures.

Creative thinking

We are committed to always providing creative solutions to IP conflicts by thinking outside the box.

Clearance and
Availability Search

Filing and Prosecution
of Trademarks

Filing and Prosecution
of Copyright

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Resolution of
Conflicts

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Trademark
Watching

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Change of
Ownership

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Clearance and Availability Search

Thorough revision of Trademark Offices’ databases to determine if any previously registered trademark could pose a risk to the registration of the proposed mark.

Registered mark that could be considered as confusingly similar to the sign of interest and provide our legal advice on chances of reaching registration.

Learning about potential risks beforehand gives the applicant the possibility of elaborating a new strategy to avoid objections. This would eventually lead to a smoother, faster, and more cost-effective registration procedure.

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Filing and
Prosecutionof Trademarks

Filing of trademark applications in any jurisdiction, evaluating the best course of action, in order to ultimately obtain protection for the trademark of interest.

Our qualifications and experience allow us to provide the best assessment in order to obtain worldwide protection of the trademark of interest. By analyzing the trademark of interest, and the goods/services of interest, we can prepare and file the applications in any jurisdiction.

Registration of a trademark grants the owner the exclusive right to use said sign in connection to the identified goods and services, giving them the right to initiate Court Actions against infringers.

Filing and Prosecution of Copyright

Deposit of works of art, creative content and software before local Copyright Authorities, pursuant to each jurisdiction’s requirements and regulations, and/or via Blockchain technology.

We study and prepare all the necessary documents for the deposit of the copyright application before the relevant Authority and/or via Blockchain technology, enforceable in any jurisdiction of our Cover Region.

It is recommendable, to make this deposit as it would simplify the production of proof and evidence, in the event of an infringement of the author’s rights.

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Resolution of Conflicts

We assure top of the industry ability of resolving any type of trademark conflicts such as oppositions, Office Actions, Provisional Refusals, etc

We detect, report and advice on trademark conflicts of the marks that are under our care and provide with the most suitable course of action to remove obstacles and resolve any inconvenience. Extrajudicial resolutions are our specialty

Minimize costs, speed up procedures and protect our client’s trademark rights with the highest quality.

Trademark Watching

We monitor your marks in our global Watching Software, and report with confusingly similar marks that are published worldwide.

Our high expertise in database revisions and polished algorithms provide the highest quality results which are sent to you for opposition purposes and overall defense of your marks

Having a centralized service to surveil any publications of new marks worldwide, providing expert advice in each of the relevant jurisdictions allows you to create an effective defense strategy for your marks.

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Change of Ownership

We can assist you with recording any change of ownership or address of your marks to keep them in head of their true and current owner.

We can study the particulars of any assignment or change of name, as well as available documentation to comply with each Office’s requirements. If necessary, we can draft affidavits to simplify the procedures, and obtain the recordal as soon as possible.

Ensures smoother renewal procedures avoiding last minute assignments, helps avoid objections from TM Offices, facilitates proof of use.

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Trademarks Team

A few of our talents

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Victoria De Lasa


Head

Team Leader of Moeller‘s
Trademark department.
With over 15 years of
experience as an IP
Attorney, she supervises
the team‘s work with a
hawish eye for quality and
a perfect combination of
management and legal
skills.


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Mariano Tabanera

Senior Trademark
Attorney

One of the top Trademark
Attorneys of Moeller IP,
with over 7 years of
experience he excels in
strategy planification for
trademark conflict
resolution throughout the
Latin-American region and
Emerging Economies of
the world.


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Dina Arndt

Senior Trademark
Paralegal

Highly experienced
Trademark Paralegal, Dina
has been handling our
German clients‘ Trademark
matters for over 17 years.
She is an expert in
Trademark filing and
prosecution.


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Paola Corigliano

Senior Trademark
Paralegal

Top-tier Trademark
Paralegal of Moeller IP.
With over 23 years of
experience in the IP field,
she seemingly handles our
clients trademark filings
and prosecution, renewals
and maintance actions.


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International Trademark Services

International trademark services refer to the legal services provided to individuals, businesses, and organizations seeking to protect their intellectual property rights on a global scale. These services encompass a range of activities, from trademark searches and registration to enforcement and litigation. In this article, we will explore the different aspects of international trademark services and their importance in today’s global marketplace.

Trademark Searches

The first step in protecting a trademark on an international level is conducting a thorough trademark search. This involves searching the trademark databases of various countries to determine if the mark is available for use and registration. A comprehensive trademark search should be conducted before a trademark is adopted and used, to avoid any potential conflicts with existing trademarks.

A trademark search is the process of checking whether a proposed trademark or brand name is already in use or has been registered by another party. Conducting a trademark search is important because it helps you avoid infringing on someone else’s trademark rights and can also help you identify potential obstacles to registration of your own trademark.

Different types of trademark searches

There are a few different types of trademark searches that can be conducted:

  • Preliminary Search: This is a basic search that can be conducted online through the USPTO’s TESS (Trademark Electronic Search System) database or other trademark search engines. This type of search will reveal any identical or similar trademarks that have already been registered or applied for.
  • Comprehensive Search: This type of search is more thorough and typically involves using a professional trademark search service. A comprehensive search will not only look for identical and similar trademarks, but also variations that could cause confusion with your proposed trademark.
  • International Search: If you plan on using your trademark internationally, it’s important to conduct a search for existing trademarks in the countries where you plan to use it. This can be done through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) or other international trademark databases.

It’s recommended that you conduct a trademark search before using or registering a trademark to avoid potential legal issues down the line.

Trademark Registration

Once a trademark search has been conducted, and it has been determined that the mark is available for use and registration, the next step is to file a trademark application. Trademark registration is critical for protecting a brand name, logo, or other identifying marks in different countries. An international trademark registration can be filed under the Madrid Protocol, a system that allows for the registration of trademarks in multiple countries through a single application.

Process of Trademark Registration in EEUU

Trademark registration is the process of filing an application with the relevant government agency to obtain legal protection for your trademark or brand name. In the United States, the government agency responsible for trademark registration is the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Here are the steps involved in the trademark registration process:

  • Conduct a trademark search: Before filing an application, it’s important to conduct a thorough trademark search to ensure that your proposed trademark is not already in use by someone else.
  • File the application: Once you’ve determined that your proposed trademark is available, you can file a trademark application with the USPTO. The application will include information about your business, your proposed trademark, and the goods or services that the trademark will be used to represent.
  • Review and examination: After you file your application, a USPTO examiner will review it to ensure that it meets all of the legal requirements for trademark registration. This may include checking to see if there are any existing trademarks that could cause confusion with yours.
  • Publication: If your application is approved, it will be published in the USPTO’s Official Gazette, which is a weekly publication that lists all newly registered trademarks.
  • Opposition period: After your trademark is published, there is a 30-day period during which anyone who believes they will be harmed by your trademark can file an opposition to your registration.
  • Registration: If no one opposes your trademark during the opposition period, and if you’ve met all of the legal requirements for registration, your trademark will be registered and you’ll receive a certificate of registration.

Trademark registration can be a complex and time-consuming process, so it’s often a good idea to work with an experienced trademark attorney to help guide you through the process.

Process about International Trademark Registration

International trademark registration is the process of registering a trademark or brand name in multiple countries through a single application. This is done through a system known as the Madrid System, which is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Here are the steps involved in the international trademark registration process:

  • File a basic trademark application: To use the Madrid System, you must first have a basic trademark application or registration in your home country. This will serve as the basis for your international trademark application.
  • File an international trademark application: Once you have a basic trademark application or registration, you can file an international trademark application through the Madrid System. This application will be sent to all of the countries where you want to register your trademark.
  • Review and examination: Each country where you want to register your trademark will review your application to ensure that it meets their specific requirements for trademark registration.
  • Registration: If your trademark application is approved in a particular country, you will receive a certificate of registration for that country. Your trademark will be protected in that country according to its laws and regulations.

It’s important to note that international trademark registration can be a complex process, as each country has its own laws and regulations governing trademark registration. It’s often a good idea to work with an experienced trademark attorney who has experience with the Madrid System and international trademark registration to help guide you through the process.

Trademark Monitoring

Trademark monitoring is an essential service that involves the ongoing monitoring of trademark registrations and uses worldwide. The purpose of this monitoring is to identify potential infringers and prevent them from using the protected mark. This service can also help businesses identify counterfeit products or unauthorized use of their trademarks, allowing them to take action to protect their intellectual property rights.

Trademark monitoring is the ongoing process of keeping track of the use of your trademark or brand name in the marketplace, both online and offline. The purpose of trademark monitoring is to identify any potential infringements or unauthorized use of your trademark by third parties.

Trademark monitoring process

Here are the steps involved in the trademark monitoring process:

  • Set up a monitoring system: You can set up a trademark monitoring system through various online tools and services, such as Google Alerts or specialized trademark monitoring services. These tools will alert you whenever your trademark or brand name is used online or in the marketplace.
  • Review alerts: Once you receive alerts about potential trademark infringements, review them to determine if they are legitimate or not. If necessary, consult with a trademark attorney to determine the appropriate course of action.
  • Take action: If you identify any potential trademark infringements, you may need to take action to protect your trademark rights. This may include sending cease and desist letters or filing a lawsuit against the infringing party.
  • Monitor regularly: Trademark monitoring is an ongoing process, so it’s important to continue monitoring the use of your trademark in the marketplace on a regular basis.

Trademark monitoring is important to protect your trademark rights and ensure that your trademark is not being used by unauthorized parties, which could lead to brand dilution or damage to your business reputation. It’s recommended that you work with an experienced trademark attorney to help you set up a monitoring system and take appropriate action when necessary.

Trademark Renewals

Trademark registrations are valid for a limited period, usually ten years, after which they must be renewed to maintain their validity. Failure to renew a trademark registration can result in the loss of trademark rights. International trademark services can help businesses keep track of renewal deadlines and ensure that their trademark registrations are renewed on time.

Trademark renewals are necessary to maintain the legal protection of your trademark or brand name. In the United States, trademarks must be renewed every ten years to remain in force. Failure to renew a trademark could result in the loss of your trademark rights, and the trademark could become available for use by others.

Trademark renewal process

Here are the steps involved in the trademark renewal process:

  • Determine the renewal deadline: The USPTO will send a renewal reminder to the trademark owner six months before the renewal deadline. The deadline for renewal is the end of the tenth year after the registration date.
  • File a renewal application: To renew your trademark, you must file a renewal application with the USPTO. The application will require you to provide information about your trademark, including the registration number and the goods or services for which the trademark is used.
  • Pay the renewal fee: You will also need to pay a renewal fee when you file your application. The renewal fee is currently $400 per class of goods or services.
  • Review and examination: The USPTO will review your renewal application to ensure that it meets all of the legal requirements for trademark renewal.
  • Renewal: If your renewal application is approved, your trademark will be renewed for another ten years, and you will receive a certificate of renewal.

It’s important to note that if you fail to renew your trademark before the renewal deadline, you may still be able to renew it within six months of the deadline by paying an additional fee. However, if you fail to renew your trademark within six months of the deadline, your trademark registration will be canceled, and you will need to file a new trademark application to obtain protection for your trademark.

Trademark Enforcement

Trademark infringement can occur when a third party uses a trademark without permission or authorization from the trademark owner. This can result in a loss of business, reputation, and revenue for the trademark owner. International trademark services can help businesses enforce their trademark rights by filing lawsuits or taking other legal actions against infringers.

Trademark enforcement refers to the process of protecting your trademark rights and taking legal action against parties who are infringing on your trademark or diluting your brand.

Steps involved in trademark enforcement

Here are the steps involved in trademark enforcement:

  • Identify potential infringement: The first step in trademark enforcement is to identify potential infringement of your trademark. This can be done through trademark monitoring, which involves regularly monitoring the marketplace and the internet for unauthorized use of your trademark.
  • Gather evidence: If you identify potential infringement, gather evidence to support your claim of trademark infringement. This may include photographs, screenshots, witness statements, and any other relevant information that can prove that the infringing party is using your trademark without your authorization.
  • Cease and desist letter: If you believe that the use of your trademark is infringing on your rights, you can send a cease and desist letter to the infringing party demanding that they stop using your trademark. A cease and desist letter may be enough to resolve the issue without the need for legal action.
  • Negotiate a settlement: If the infringing party is willing to negotiate, you may be able to reach a settlement without going to court. This can involve licensing your trademark to the infringing party or agreeing on a monetary settlement.
  • File a lawsuit: If the infringing party refuses to stop using your trademark or negotiate a settlement, you may need to file a lawsuit to protect your trademark rights. A trademark lawsuit can be a complex legal process, so it’s important to work with an experienced trademark attorney.

Trademark enforcement is an important aspect of protecting your brand and ensuring that your trademark is not being used by unauthorized parties. It’s recommended that you work with an experienced trademark attorney to help you navigate the trademark enforcement process and take appropriate action when necessary.

Trademark Litigation

Trademark litigation can be a complex and costly process, but it is sometimes necessary to protect a business’s intellectual property rights. International trademark services can provide legal representation in trademark litigation cases, ensuring that the trademark owner’s interests are protected in court.

Trademark litigation refers to the process of resolving a dispute related to the use of a trademark or brand name through the court system. Trademark litigation can be a complex legal process, and it’s important to work with an experienced trademark attorney to ensure that your trademark rights are protected.

Steps involved in trademark litigation

Here are the steps involved in trademark litigation:

  • Filing a complaint: The first step in trademark litigation is to file a complaint with the appropriate court. The complaint will outline your allegations of trademark infringement and the relief you are seeking.
  • Serving the complaint: Once the complaint has been filed, it must be served on the defendant, along with a summons to appear in court.
  • Answer and discovery: The defendant will have an opportunity to respond to the complaint by filing an answer, and both parties will engage in the discovery process, where evidence is exchanged and witness testimony is obtained.
  • Pre-trial conference: Before the trial, there may be a pre-trial conference to discuss settlement options and to set a schedule for the trial.
  • Trial: The trial will involve presenting evidence and witness testimony to the court, and the judge or jury will make a decision based on the evidence presented.
  • Appeal: If the losing party is not satisfied with the outcome of the trial, they may be able to file an appeal to a higher court.

Trademark litigation can be a lengthy and costly process, so it’s important to work with an experienced trademark attorney to evaluate your case and determine the best course of action. In many cases, alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation or arbitration, may be a more efficient and cost-effective way to resolve trademark disputes.

Trademark Licensing

Trademark licensing is a legal agreement between the trademark owner and a third party, granting the third party the right to use the trademark in exchange for payment or other benefits. International trademark services can assist businesses in drafting and negotiating licensing agreements, ensuring that the agreement is fair and protects the trademark owner’s rights.

Trademark licensing is the process of allowing another party to use your trademark in exchange for compensation, typically in the form of a licensing fee. Licensing can be a beneficial way to expand your brand’s reach and generate additional revenue, while also maintaining control over the use of your trademark.

steps about trademark licensing

Here are the steps involved in trademark licensing:

  • Identify potential licensees: The first step in trademark licensing is to identify potential licensees who may be interested in using your trademark. This may include companies that operate in a related industry or market, or companies that offer complementary products or services.
  • Determine the terms of the license: Once you have identified a potential licensee, you will need to negotiate the terms of the license agreement. This may include the scope of the license (i.e. the specific products or services that the licensee is authorized to use the trademark for), the duration of the license, and the compensation that the licensee will pay for the use of the trademark.
  • Draft the license agreement: Once the terms of the license have been agreed upon, a license agreement should be drafted that outlines the terms of the license in detail. The agreement should include provisions related to the use of the trademark, quality control, termination, and other important details.
  • Execute the license agreement: Once the license agreement has been drafted and reviewed by both parties, it should be signed and executed by both parties. This will make the license agreement legally binding.
  • Monitor and enforce the license: Once the license agreement is in place, it’s important to monitor the use of your trademark by the licensee to ensure that they are complying with the terms of the agreement. If the licensee is not complying with the agreement, you may need to take legal action to enforce your trademark rights.

Trademark licensing can be a beneficial way to expand your brand’s reach and generate additional revenue. However, it’s important to work with an experienced trademark attorney to negotiate the terms of the license agreement and ensure that your trademark rights are protected.

Trademark Portfolio Management

Managing a portfolio of trademarks can be a challenging task, especially for businesses with a significant global presence. International trademark services can help businesses manage their trademark portfolios by providing services such as portfolio analysis, portfolio maintenance, and portfolio optimization.

Process to trademark portfolio management

Trademark portfolio management refers to the process of strategically managing and protecting a company’s trademarks to ensure that they are effectively used and protected. Here are some key steps in trademark portfolio management:

  • Conduct a trademark audit: The first step in trademark portfolio management is to conduct a thorough audit of your company’s trademarks. This will involve identifying all registered and unregistered trademarks, evaluating their strength and value, and assessing any potential risks or gaps in protection.
  • Develop a trademark strategy: Based on the results of the trademark audit, you can develop a comprehensive trademark strategy that aligns with your business goals and protects your trademarks. This may involve registering new trademarks, maintaining and renewing existing registrations, and enforcing your trademark rights.
  • Monitor and protect your trademarks: Once you have a trademark strategy in place, it’s important to regularly monitor and protect your trademarks. This may involve conducting regular trademark searches to identify potential infringers, sending cease and desist letters to unauthorized users, and taking legal action to enforce your trademark rights when necessary.
  • Maintain accurate records: It’s important to maintain accurate records of all registered and unregistered trademarks, including registration dates, renewal dates, and any changes to the ownership or use of the trademarks.
  • Regularly review and update your trademark strategy: Trademark portfolio management is an ongoing process, and it’s important to regularly review and update your trademark strategy to ensure that it continues to align with your business goals and protect your trademarks.

Trademark portfolio management is a crucial part of protecting your brand and ensuring that your trademarks are effectively used and protected. Working with an experienced trademark attorney can help you develop and implement a comprehensive trademark strategy that aligns with your business goals and protects your trademarks.

Conclusion about profesional Trademark services

In today’s global marketplace, protecting intellectual property rights is crucial for businesses seeking to build and maintain their brands. International trademark services play a vital role in protecting these rights by providing a range of legal services, from trademark searches and registration to enforcement and litigation. By engaging the services of experienced international trademark professionals, businesses can ensure that their intellectual property rights are protected on a global scale.

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