A trademark is a declaration of ownership of the intellectual property rights of a brand, expression or sign. A logo, a slogan or a particular pattern may all be trademarked.
The small "TM" denotes that the trademark is claimed but not registered. The small "R" in a circle means it has been registered with the United States Patent and Trade Office based on a bona fide intent to make use of the mark on a product or with a service offered to the public.
A trademark attorney in District of Columbia can help individuals or companies register their trademark or litigate a trademark violation.
Lawyer Referral Service in the District of Columbia - The Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) that helps individuals and businesses find a local attorney in Washington D.C. In fact, the BADC sponsors the only Lawyer Referral Service in the District of Columbia. The LRS charges a nominal referral fee of $39.95. Call 202-296-7845 to talk with the Legal Advice Line staff and receive the referral to a local attorney with experience in the needed area of concentration.