protect your brand assets
You work hard developing your business and you want to make sure you protect your business name, slogans and ideas.
So registering your trademark is the next step.
With this service, I'll prepare the necessary documents and filings to register your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Here's how it works...
We'll connect one-on-one and you'll provide me with the required information and materials so I can file your application.
CONDUCT TRADEMARK SEARCH
I'll conduct a trademark search on the US Patent and Trademark Office database to determine the availability of your mark.
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.
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.
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.
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.