Dallas Trade Dress Lawyers
Texas Trade Dress Infringement
Trade dress is defined as the total image and overall appearance of a business and/or its products. The overall appearance of your business encompasses many features, including size, shape, color, texture, graphics, etc. If a person or business infringes on the trade dress of your company or product, you could suffer significant financial harm.
At the law firm of Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., our Dallas trade dress attorneys can help you protect your company and your rights. To discuss your case in a free consultation, call us at (214) 317-4448 (toll free at 888-312-1750) or send us an e-mail.
Broad Trade Dress Issues
Traditionally, product packaging and related configurations were the most common types of trade dress. However, recent case law has expanded trade dress law to include the various other elements such as color design, menus and graphics used in restaurants and other types of commercial, retail entities.
Our Texas law firm provides comprehensive representation for trade dress issues. Our lawyers have decades of litigation experience. We will evaluate your situation from every angle to determine the best course of action. We can present the facts of your case to demonstrate to the court that your company’s trade dress rights have been violated.
Depending on your situation, you may have the right to recover:
- Lost profits
- Defendants’ profits
- Monetary damages
- Statutory damages
- Attorneys fees
- Preliminary and permanent injunctions to prohibit infringement
Registered and Unregistered Trade Dress
Trade dress law can be considered a branch of trademark law — you can register a trade dress with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), which provides certain benefits. However, registration is not mandatory. You could retain common law rights in the trade dress without registering it with the USPTO, however, you would not enjoy the benefits that accompany the registration of the trade dress.
We understand the complex registered and unregistered trade dress issues. We will discuss the different benefits and protections afforded each avenue. We can review the available options and provide counsel tailored to your needs and goals.
Free Consultation — Convenient Location
Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., stands ready to put its knowledge and experience to work for you. For a free initial consultation, call us at (214) 317-4448 (toll free at 888-312-1750) or send us an e-mail.
Our offices are located in Dallas just off the North Central Expressway. Free parking is available.