You work hard developing your business and you want to make sure you protect your content, business name, slogans and ideas. 

So registering your copyrighted work or trademarks is the next step.

With this service, I'll prepare the necessary documents and filings to register your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION

Here's how it works...

 

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CONSULTATION


We'll connect so I can answer your questions about copyrights.

02.

PROVIDE INFORMATION


You'll provide me with the required information and materials so I can file your application. To complete your application, you'll need to provide one complete copy of your original work if it has not yet been published or two copies if your work has been published.

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PREPARE AND FILE THE APPLICATION

Once you provide the required information and materials, I'll prepare and file the application with the U.S. Copyright Office.

 

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RECEIVE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION


The Copyright Office will issue a certificate of registration to you directly. Congratulations! Your work is officially registered with the U.S. Copyright Office!

 

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF REGISTERING MY WORK WITH THE U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE?
Federal registration creates a public record that you own the copyright to that work. It also gives you the right to sue in federal court if you discover that your work is being used without your permission. Under certain circumstances, registration can also create a presumption that the copyright is valid and/or entitle you to seek statutory damages and attorneys' fees. 

WHAT CAN I COPYRIGHT?
You can copyright a variety of original and creative works that are fixed to a tangible form, including: Literary, musical, dramatic, pictorial, graphic, sculptural and audiovisual works.  Copyright does not protect ideas or facts (like standard measurements, calendars, lists or tables), rather it protects the way in which those facts or ideas are expressed.


TRADEMARK REGISTRATION

Here's how it works...

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01.

PROVIDE INFORMATION
We'll connect one-on-one and you'll provide me with the required information and materials so I can file your application. 

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02.

CONDUCT TRADEMARK SEARCH
I'll conduct a trademark search on the US Patent and Trademark Office database to determine the availability of your mark.

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PREPARE AND FILE THE APPLICATION
Once you provide the required information and materials, and assuming the mark is available, I'll prepare and file the application with the U.S. Copyright Office.

04.

USPTO REVIEWS YOUR APPLICATION
After your application is filed, the USPTO will review it and determine whether your mark may be registered. If the examining attorney determines the mark cannot be registered, or if there are any corrections, they'll issue an Office Action. Responses to Office Actions are due within six months of the letter's mailing date.

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USPTO APPROVES YOUR MARK FOR PUBLICATION
If there are no objections from your examiner, or if you overcome all objections, the examining attorney will approve your mark for publication in the Official Gazette. Your mark will be open to oppositions from third parties for 30 days. If you receive no opposition, or overcome any opposition, your mark will be registered.

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RECEIVE YOUR REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE
The USPTO will register the mark and issue a registration certificate to you.Congratulations!  You now have an official trademark from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

WHAT CAN I TRADEMARK?
A trademark protects names, words, slogans and symbols that distinguish goods/services in the marketplace. The marks needs to be currently in use in commerce or you must intend to use them in commerce in the near future.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HAVE MY TRADEMARK REGISTERED?
It can take between 12-18 months to have your trademark registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REGISTERING MY TRADEMARK?Trademark ownership is actually determined by who first uses the mark in a commercial context.  By registering a trademark with the U.S. Trademark Office you have other benefits. In the event you ever want to sue another for trademark infringement, it creates a presumption that you were the first to use the mark in commerce and that the later user deliberately copied the mark.  It also allows you to use the (R) symbol in connection with your mark.