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AREAS

  • Copyright & Trademark Prosecution & Litigation 

  • Business Law

  • Contract Law  ​

  • Entertainment Law

  • Cease & Desist

  • Licensing Agreements  ​ ​​

  • Demand Letters

  • And more 

Who's Protecting
Your IP?

Welcome to ABSimmons Law 

Helping You Make Sense Out of the Law

Law You Can Understand

ABSimmons Law knows that legal action can sometimes be overwhelming. Therefore, we are dedicated to providing you help in a language that you can understand. ABSimmons Law has many years of legal experience in many areas of the law including working with the USPTO and Copyright Office. If understanding the best legal option is a concern, we will work to find an explanation that works for you.

A Focus on Results

The first step is for ABSimmons Law to work with you and come up with a plan to get the results you need. Through our understanding of the law and your understanding of the circumstances, we will work together to craft a path to success.

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Don't wait! Contact the office for a free 15-minute phone consultation. Let us help find your next best steps in providing your legal needs. The sooner you have a plan of action, the better your chances of taking the correct steps to get the results you want.

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Did You Know?

  • The World Intellectual Property Organization (better known as WIPO) has acknowledged that worldwide enterprises are increasingly seeing the value of its intellectual property (IP) assets to the point that those values are often calculated in its balance sheets. 

 

  • The US Customs and Borders Division confiscate thousands of counterfeit and pirated IP infringing products (worth millions) each year. 

 

  • Based on personal knowledge and information provided by WIPO, the most significant point surrounding the importance of getting legal protection of your intellectual property (IP) rights is that intangible assets are turned into valuable limited exclusive property rights.

 

  • In 2016 The Defend Trade Secrets Act was created to provide a federal civil cause of action to be localized and disputed under state or federal laws in federal courts. 

 

  • Trademark protection can be obtained internationally.

 

  • Based on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2019, Trademark application filings were 673,233 which is a 5.4% increase from 2018.

 

  • There are over 71 Acts and Amendments that make up the United States Copyright laws.

 

  • The United States agreement with the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and its membership with the World Trade Organization (WTO) obligates the US to provide trade secret protection. 

 

  • A Trademark application can be filed on a mark (logo, service or slogan) that an individual “intend to use”.

 

  • Copyright protection can be obtained internationally.

 

  • There is an IP Enforcement Team with a mission to improve IP enforcement and protection both abroad and domestically. 

 

  • Examiners assigned to your Trademark applications are in fact attorneys.

 

  • IP rights add value to a company’s branding.

 

  • The USPTO made electronic filings mandatory for Trademark submissions. 

 

  • Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets proceedings all fall under federal rules. 

  • Only patent attorneys and patent agents are able to prosecute (register) patent applications with the USPTO, however passing the patent bar is not necessary when advising clients on litigation in court related to patent issues and/or patent infringement. 

Disclaimer: These statements provided on this page are not a legal point of reference and are purely for informative purpose only. They do not necessarily represent the official position of ABSimmons Law, PLLC.

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