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Intellectual Property


Practically anything is capable of functioning as a trademark, including a word, a phrase (JUST DO IT), a letter or letters (LV for pocketbooks), a number or series of numbers, a pictorial scene, a smell (a fresh fruity fragrance reminiscent of oranges for paint strippers), a sound (the sound of a ringing cash register for notification services that funds have been deposited), a color (pink for insulation), packaging, (a fanciful bottle or label for alcoholic beverages) and product configurations (the shape of a lamp, for example).

We have successfully prosecuted and maintained trademark applications and registrations for our clients. We can assist you in selecting, filing, registering and developing your trademark.

In today's global economy, many of our clients sell their products or offer their services outside of the United States. The Firm offers international trademark searches and we can assist you with expanding your trademark rights beyond U.S. borders. The prosecution of your trademark in the United States Copyright and Trademark Office (USPTO) is only one aspect of the Firm’s trademark practice. Our firm has established a reputation for enforcing your trademark in the market place with enforcement actions, anti-counterfeiting measures and when necessary trademark infringement and counterfeiting actions. We can also assist you with transactional matters including the purchase and/or sale of companies and the good will associated with their trademarks and trademark licensing.


A copyright is (international symbol: ©) a set of exclusive rights regarding the use of a particular expression of an idea or information. In other words, it is literally "the right to copy" an original creation. It is also the least expensive form of protection that can be acquired by authors of “original works of authorship.” An original work of authorship includes:

  • movies

  • drawings

  • books

  • works of art

  • music

  • textile and jewelry designs

  • photographs

  • lyrics

  • computer programs

  • paintings

  • architectural works, including blue prints and maps

The Law Offices of Rhonda L. Maco, PLLC. can assist you in obtaining a copyright registration for your original work of authorship. Once registered, we can also assist you with the development of licensing and/or distribution agreements so that you can collect royalties on your original work of authorship. The Firm has the experience and expertise to assist you in preventing the infringement of your copyrights, and seeking damages from infringers. We also have expertise in defending clients against claims of infringement. 

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