A graduate of Harvard Law School and a licensed trademark attorney, Xavier Morales helps his clients from across the U.S. with their trademark applications and disputes. Morales is admitted to practice law in the states of Texas, California and New York, but he is able to help people and businesses that are located elsewhere as well. Morales has helped thousands of clients with securing their trademarks. In 2010, he was named as the number one trademark lawyer for filing the greatest number of trademark applications during that year by Trademark Insider. Morales regularly appears before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to advocate for his clients, and he also appears on their behalf before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He helps his clients with evaluating their trademarks and with submitting their applications. He is also able to prosecute trademarks and defend against objections to them.
Dallas Businesses We’ve Helped
We’ve helped numerous businesses in the greater Dallas area protect their brand names and other marks. Here are a some examples of companies we’ve worked with:
Blue Steer Truck Wash
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Blue Steer Truck Wash Cotulla Fund, LP is a private investment fund dedicated to building and operating a new generation of state-of-the-art truck wash facilities. Visit our Cotulla, Texas location and look for our new locations opening soon.
Much like the American-Lager that Adolphus Busch, Eberhard Anheuser and Carl Conrad created to transcend the tradition of only local brews sold in communities in the 1870s, the four great-great-grandsons of Eberhard Anheuser wanted to create a venue to appeal to the many tastes of Dallas. Offering two large residential style lounging areas, the longest bar in Dallas, and a Mezzanine overlooking it all, The Eberhard is the ideal place to wind down after work, play at night on the weekends, and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
PerfectStreak.com, LLC was formed in the spring of 2010 with a vision to revolutionize the online sports fantasy industry. Motivated by the ever growing passion for sports, PerfectStreak.com worked diligently to provide a 100% legal and fun twist on fantasy sports contests. Rather than having to wait an entire season for the potential to win prizes, PerfectStreak.com offers daily contests in which a winner is crowned that very same day! In addition, instead of simply playing fantasy sports, PerfectStreak.com allows you to pick any major sport match-up. Cheer on your favorite team(s) to victory and be a part of over $50,000 worth or prizes awarded monthly!
Nature’s Baby Formula
Nature’s Baby Formula™ Stages N: 0 to 3 months, Stage 1: 0-12 months, Stage 2: 12-24 months , and Stage 3 24-36 months are specifically designed with your baby’s health in mind. These Stages are specifically and nutritionally balanced and contain optimal levels of protein, fats, vitamins and minerals essential for proper growth and development. And, because we only use all natural and of the the highest quality ingredients available, Nature’s Baby Formula™ is gentle on your baby’s system, easily digested and assimilated and is comparable in nourishment to a mother’s breast milk. From our hearts to your homes, welcome to the Nature’s Baby family!
El Rio Grande
El Río Grande was born in 2005 with a dream: give every home in the Dallas Forth Worth area the opportunity to experience the joy of the Latin American flavor, with fresh goods, variety, quality service and convenient prices. We have grown since then, with this dream ever present. Today we would like to expand our Latin Market nationwide.
Common FAQs from Dallas Businesses
1. What is a trademark or service mark?
A trademark is a name, symbol, word or device that businesses use to distinguish their goods from similar products and to identify their source. Service marks are similar, but they are used to distinguish services from others and to identify their source. If trademarks or service marks are registered with the USPTO, they provide nationwide protection against other businesses using the same or similar marks for their own products. Trademarks do not stop other businesses from offering similar products or services, however.
2. How long will a trademark last?
Once you have registered your trademark with the USPTO, your rights in it can last indefinitely if you continue to use the mark in connection with your goods or services and file the required documentation at the appropriate times. The Law Office of Xavier Morales is able to assist you with filing the paperwork to keep your trademark registration active.
3. What is required to renew a trademark?
Once you secure your initial trademark registration from the USPTO, it will last for six years. After the five-year anniversary has passed, you will need to submit a section 8 form to the USPTO. This form informs the USPTO that you are still using your trademark. Your trademark’s registration will then be extended to 10 years. When the ninth anniversary passes, you will then need to submit a section 8 and 9 form to the USPTO. Every 10 years after that, you will need to submit a new section 8 and 9 form to continue your trademark rights.
Working with a Trademark Attorney
It is possible for businesses to secure trademarks without hiring an attorney to help them. The USPTO has the application form on its website as well as a search engine. Choosing to work with an experienced trademark lawyer may be a better option, however. Businesses have a 50 times greater likelihood of securing their trademark registrations when they have the help of a trademark lawyer.
In order to be registered, your trademark cannot be similar to any other trademarks that have already been registered. Your attorney can research it to make certain that it is not similar and that it meets the legal requirements. The trademark application is very complex. If you make mistakes on it, it will be denied. You are not able to get a refund of your filing fees if your application is denied. A lawyer can help you to complete your application without mistakes.
Companies are vigilant about their trademarks, and it is common for them to file objections for unexpected reasons. A good trademark lawyer understands how to handle objections and to defend your trademark against them. An attorney may also be better able to handle office actions from the USPTO. Finally, getting the help of a trademark attorney may be important if someone else starts using your registered mark or one that is similar to it. Contact the Law Office of Xavier Morales to learn more about the services that we can offer.