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North Carolina Trademark Attorneys Assist Established Businesses and Startups

Legal protections for names, logos and symbols related to your business

Companies wishing to do business in North Carolina, whether incorporated here or out of state, should protect their investments by registering a trademark or service mark in North Carolina. For more than 30 years, Howard Stallings has helped North Carolina startups and foreign entities secure legal protection for their names, logos and other symbols with comprehensive trademark and service mark registration within our home state. Though state registration offers no protection beyond the boundaries of North Carolina, there are several potential reasons to choose state registration:

  • The company does not participate in interstate commerce.
  • Federal registration is unavailable.
  • State registration is relatively simple and inexpensive.

Negotiated solutions when trademark conflicts exist

Whenever there are questions as to whether a mark is available, our firm looks for cost-effective ways to solve the dilemma. Often, an existing mark is registered, but has been abandoned. In other cases, it might be possible to reach a negotiated solution with the holder of the registered mark if one of the parties makes slight modifications to eliminate confusion for consumers. Howard Stallings makes every effort to ensure that our clients’ business objectives in North Carolina can be met.

Retain experienced counsel for your trademark issues in North Carolina

The business attorneys at Howard Stallings work tirelessly to resolve trademark registration issues in North Carolina. To receive personalized and attentive legal counsel, call 919-821-7700 or contact us online. Free parking is available at our locations in Raleigh, New Bern and Morehead City.

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