Protect your brand.
Protect your value.
Intellectual Property is the core of every product or service brought to market. As a startup, you're putting everything you've got into growing the reputation of your brand. It is often your most valuable asset.
Here are some areas where we can help:
Practice areas include:
- Trademark Registration
- Trademark Monitoring Services
- Cease and Desist letters
- Copyright Registration
We think clients are best served with our comprehensive Business Counsel Subscriptions, which includes brand protection. However, if a flat fee a la carte trademark registration is what you need we have a package that includes everything you need to get your trademark registered.
Protect Your Brand Flat Fee Trademark Registration
How It Works
STEP 1: Complete our online intake form, once we receive it we will send you a retainer agreement.
STEP 2: Within 5 business days, we will complete your comprehensive trademark search and e-mail you the results.
STEP 3: We will provide you with a phone consultation regarding the results of your trademark search, and, answer any other questions relating to your trademark application.
STEP 4: We will draft your trademark application and send it for your final review.
STEP 5: Your trademark application is filed, at which time you will pay the filing fee to the US Government.
What is Included
ITEM 1: A comprehensive federal, state and common law trademark search to ensure no pre-existing trademark could cause the denial of your application.
ITEM 2: A complimentary second comprehensive trademark search if the first search finds a potential conflict for your trademark.
ITEM 3: An opinion letter explaining the trademark search results.
ITEM 4: Telephone consultation regarding the search results and trademark application.
ITEM 5: Drafting and filing of your federal trademark application.
ITEM 6: Tracking of your trademark application once filed with the US Government.
ITEM 7: Responding to any non-substantive Office Actions on your behalf.
ITEM 8: Mailing your trademark registration certificate upon receipt from the US Government.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take?
It is hard to predict how long it will take for an application to mature into a registration since many factors can affect the process. Generally, an applicant will receive a filing receipt almost instantly after filing. In addition, you should receive an initial response from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) within approximately three months of filing the application.
However, the total application processing time may be anywhere from 6 months to a year, or even longer. Most applications are processed completely in slightly less than one year. Overall processing time depends on your basis for filing and any legal issues that arise in the examination process.
Current status on trademark applications and registrations can be obtained by accessing the Trademark Applications and Registrations Retrieval database online at http://tarr.uspto.gov/. To check on average processing times, please visit http://www.uspto.gov/dashboards/trademarks/main.dashxml.