Who We Are
Bay State IP is a full-service Boston-based Intellectual Property law firm where our Boston Patent Attorney and Boston Trademark Attorney represent clients across the country from Massachusetts to California and abroad, ranging from individual inventors and start-ups to mid-size Corporations. Our experience working with a variety of clients in conjunction with our manageable size provides us the ability to tailor our services/strategy to meet each individual’s specific needs.
The foundation of our firm is the exceptional client relationships we maintain as we are able to provide quality services at competitive rates that fit within every client’s budget. Our team at Bay State IP is personally invested in each client’s IP needs starting from our initial evaluation through the grant of a patent or registration of a trademark and enforcement thereof. Finally, through our strategic alliance with our corporate and litigation counsel, we are able to offer our clients a myriad of services beyond Intellectual Property, including high-level litigation services.
When starting a business, it is important to establish brand recognition for your product and/or service. In establishing brand recognition, it is essential for a company to protect the use of their brand whether it is a name, logo, slogan or any combination of the three. A Federal Trademark registration is an excellent way to solidify protection of an up-and-coming brand while also preventing a competitor from operating under a confusingly similar name.
Here are a few common questions we have received from clients over the years regarding Trademarks:
This past December, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Indus., Inc. wherein the main issue to be determined by the Court is whether the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (TTAB) likelihood of confusion determinations should have a preclusive effect in a trademark claim filed in Federal Court.