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Trademarks / Copyrights

Trademarks / Copyrights

At Ourfalian & Ourfalian, our California trademark & copyright law attorneys have a deep understanding of the importance of establishing, developing, and protecting intellectual property (IP) rights. If you have any specific questions about trademarks or copyrights, we are here as a legal resource. To arrange a fully confidential consultation with an experienced California intellectual property lawyer, please call our Glendale law office at (818) 550 – 7777 or connect with us directly online.

An Overview of Our Intellectual Property Practice

As a small, boutique law firm focused on providing the highest level of client service and legal representation, we have to focus on a limited number of practice areas since our inception. With deep business law expertise and civil litigation experience, our California attorneys assist clients with both trademark issues and copyright issues.


As simply described by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), a trademark is a “word, phrase, symbol, design, or a combination of these things that identifies your goods or services.” Trademark rights only arise through actual use in commerce—meaning you cannot simply trademark words or symbols on a purely speculative basis. Technically, trademark rights apply automatically.

However, to fully develop and protect your trademark, it should be registered. Competing businesses (including non-direct competitors) cannot use your trademark in a manner that would cause confusion among reasonable consumers. Doing so constitutes trademark infringement. To learn more, contact our Glendale, CA trademark law attorneys for help.


The United States Copyright Office explains that copyright is a form of intellectual property that “original works of authorship.” There are some key similarities between copyright law and trademark law. Most notably, copyright protection also automatically applies as soon as an original work is authored.

That being said, it is often a best practice to register a copyright in order to fully develop and protect your IP rights. For more information about our services, contact our California copyright lawyers today.

How Our California Trademark/Copyright Attorneys Can Help

Intellectual property rights matter. As the economy continues to change, IP is becoming increasingly important. It is crucial that you and/or your company is in the best position to develop and protect IP rights. At Ourfalian & Ourfalian, we are here to help you with all of your legal issues. Among other things, our Glendale trademark and copyright lawyers will:

  • Conduct a comprehensive review and assessment of your IP issues.
  • Answer your questions and explain your legal rights/legal options.
  • Assist you with any commercial transactions regarding copyright or trademark.
  • Take whatever action is necessary to protect your trademark or copyright.

Get Help from An Intellectual Property Lawyer in Southern California

At Ourfalian & Ourfalian, our California business attorneys have the skills and legal knowledge to assist clients with intellectual property matters, including trademark issues and copyright issues. If you have any questions about your rights or options, we can help. Contact our legal team now at (818) 550 – 7777 for a confidential consultation. We handle IP matters in Glendale and throughout Southern California, including in Encino, Pasadena, North Hollywood, Burbank, Van Nuys, and Granada Hill.

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