12960 Linden Church Road
Clarksville, Maryland 21029
Office: 410-531-9853
Fax: 410-531-9854

Patent, trademark and intellectual property services

Garcia-Zamor offers a full suite of patent, trademark and intellectual property services including:

  • Patentability Searches and Opinions: Searching of existing patent collections to determine what aspects of a new idea may be patentable.
  • Clearance Searches and Opinions: Examination of identified patents to provide an opinion as to whether there is a potential for infringement by a product or service.
  • Infringement Searches and Opinions: Examination of identified patents and their associated file histories to provide an opinion that can be relied on in court as to whether there is a potential for infringement by a product or service.
  • Preparing Non-Provisional Utility Patent Applications: Preparing a non-provisional patent application and interfacing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to obtain protection for the structure, functionality, and/or main idea of an invention.
  • Preparing Provisional Utility Patent Applications: Preparing a provisional patent application that provides an official date of inventorship and a one year grace period to file a non-provisional patent application.
  • Preparing Business Method Patent Applications: A type of utility patent application that pertains to a method or process for operating a business or business-related function. Business method applications can be filed as a provisional or non-provisional utility patent application.
  • Preparing Design Patent Applications: Preparing design patent applications and interfacing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to obtain protection for the design, aesthetic look, and appearance of objects.
  • Preparing Foreign Patent Applications: U.S. patents are only effective against activities performed in the United States of America. In some cases, it is advisable to file patent applications in foreign countries or with international organizations that are established by treaty.

Garcia-Zamor offers a full suite of patent, trademark and intellectual property protection services including:

  • Trademark Searches and Opinions: Searching various databases to identify current trademarks and business names (marks) similar to a desired trademark and preparing an opinion as to whether trademark protection is available.
  • Filing Trademark Applications: Preparing trademark applications and interfacing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to obtain protection for the use of a desired trademark to indicate the source of goods and/or services.
  • Preparing Oppositions to Registerable Trademarks: Opposing or defending the registration of a mark published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office prior to official registration.
  • Negotiating License Agreements and Other Contracts: Preparing and negotiating licenses and other business contracts involving intellectual property and related issues.
  • Conducting Due Diligence on Patent Properties Involved in Business Transactions: Making sure that the rights being transferred are properly owned by the party granting rights and assessing the actual scope and value of the rights being transferred.
  • Patent Litigation: Your case may qualify to be handled on a contingent fee or reduced fee basis. For some patent holders a patent infringement lawsuit can be filed at a greatly reduced cost.
  • Design Patent Litigation: Is your patented design being copied? Have you received a cease and desist letter accusing you of infringement? Your case may qualify to be handled on a contingency or reduced fee basis.
  • Trademark Infringement Litigation: Contact us today to arrange an evaluation of your infringement situation and determine if contingent fee or reduced fee representation may be appropriate.
  • Trademark Infringement Defense: If you have received a cease and desist letter for your brand/trademark, Garcia-Zamor has the experience to defend your brand. Contact us today to arrange an evaluation of your infringement situation and determine if contingent fee or reduced fee representation may be appropriate.
  • Trademark Opposition or Trademark Cancellation Proceedings: A discounted rate may be available for oppositions during the trademark application process or for cancellation proceedings after registration. Contact us now to see if you qualify.
  • Conduct Trade Secret Audits and Establish Trade Secret Protection Plans: Identifying your secret information and taking reasonable steps to protect that information is necessary to avoid losing any rights under the applicable trade secret laws.
  • Conduct Intellectual Property Audits: Identifying all personal and corporate patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secret properties preserves competitive advantage and maximizes business opportunities.
  • Consultation and Counseling: Providing counsel and legal assistance to importers, breweries, tequila manufacturers, wineries, distilleries, wholesalers, retailers.
  • Wide Variety of Beverages and Foods: Provide support and counsel for non-alcoholic beverages, tequila, mezcal, wine, rum, sake, distilled spirits, malt beverages, and foods.
  • Labeling: Obtain approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”) by ensuring that labels comply with statutory and compliance provisions in accordance with Federal laws and regulations.
  • Colas Online: Use the TTB Internet based Colas Online system to obtain label certification and approval for clients.
  • Formulation: Advising and ensuring that clients satisfy TTB requirements for formulas, labels, and advertisements for alcohol beverages as set forth by Federal laws and regulations

Contact Us

We are located just outside of Baltimore, Maryland. You may contact us using the information below, or by using our contact form.
 
Garcia-Zamor
Intellectual Property Law, LLC

12960 Linden Church Road | Clarksville, MD 21029
Office - 410-531-9853 | Fax - 410-531-9854
info@garcia-zamor.com - for general inquiries only.