A trademark is generally a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination thereof, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. A service mark is the same as a trademark, except that it identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than goods.
Generally, the terms “trademark” and “mark” refer to both trademarks and service marks. A trademark is the key factor in setting a product or company apart from others that provide similar services or products.
David M. Rogero is an AV Preeminent Peer-rated attorney whose practice is concentrated in business law, copyright and trademark matters, and litigation. Mr. Rogero has been a member of the Florida Bar for over 40 years and is admitted to practice in all state courts in Florida and in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.