Trade Marks

Why Trademark Your Brand With Us?

Here are just a few reasons:

Competitive Flat Fee model as low as $1,350.00

78+

Applications and Registrations Managed

Access to a Broad Range of Trademark Services

What Happens Next?

Now that you’ve engaged our firm, here is a general idea of what you can expect for the trademark application process:
1.

Professional Trademark Search

First, we'll order your professional trademark search. This may be as simple as sending them a name or slogan you use or we may need you to provide us with a copy of your logo design. This search typically takes 2-3 days for word marks and 4-5 days for logo designs.

2.

Attorney Opinion Letter

After reviewing your search report and analyzing the results, we will put together an attorney opinion letter outlining any potential issues or conflicting marks that you need to consider. Once you've had a chance to look at the letter, we'll schedule a call to go over any questions and determine next steps.

3.

Preparing the Trademark Application

If you decide to move forward after reviewing the Opinion Letter, we will need to collect information from you for your application. The kind of information we'll need will depend on what kind of application you are doing, intent to use versus actual use.

4.

Submitting the Application

Once the application is complete, we'll send it to you for final review/approval and signature. Assuming there are no major issues that arise, this submission is typically ready to file within approximately 1-2 weeks of engaging our firm.

Two Types of Trademark
Applications

Actual Use

This means you are already selling your goods/services to the public in association with your word mark and/or logo design. This application type has less steps but requires more work on the front end collecting “specimen” to prove your use of the applied for mark.

Intent to Use

This means you are not yet selling your goods/services to the public or at least not selling it in association with the mark you plan to apply for. This application allows you to get a “jump” on protecting your trademark rights, but it has additional steps and fees due to the need to file a Statement of Use once you start selling your goods/services.

1(a)

Actual Use

This means you are already selling your goods/services to the public in association with your word mark and/or logo design. This application type has less steps but requires more work on the front end collecting “specimen” to prove your use of the applied for mark.

1(b)

Intent to Use

This means you are not yet selling your goods/services to the public or at least not selling it in association with the mark you plan to apply for. This application allows you to get a “jump” on protecting your trademark rights, but it has additional steps and fees due to the need to file a Statement of Use once you start selling your goods/services.

USPTO Timelines

After we submit your trademark application, it goes to the United States Patent and Trademark Office for review. Unfortunately, once it’s in their hands, the process tends to moves very slowly. While the timeline varies depending on whether you file a Use in Commerce application or Intent to Use application, here’s what you can typically expect for each application type:

First Response from USPTO

10-12 months from submission of application




Use in Commerce
Path

Registration of Use in Commerce (1a) Application

6-11 months from First Response*

Total Estimated Time

1.4 years- 2 years

Intent to Use
Path

Notice of Allowance Issued

3-4 months from First Response*

Statement of Use

Must respond within 6 months of NOA or request extension*

Registration of Intent to Use (1b) Application

2-3 months from Statement of Use*

Total Estimated Time

1.3 years-2.1 years