What Is Trademark Registration Anyway?
A federal trademark registration protects all the blood, sweat, and tears you’ve put into building your brand. Whether you’re creating a new brand, have an empire, or want to rebrand, it’s time to protect your hard work
Why Do I need this?
Trademarks are important for protecting your:
- Brand Name
- Course Name
- Podcast Name
- Legal Name (for Personal Brands)
- And more!
How Can Andrea’s Team Help?
Because the application process takes at least 6-7 months to complete (we know, we know…FOREVER!), it’s important to get started ASAP. Here’s what we’ll do:
Conduct a Search
This happens before we file the application to make sure that you have the best chance possible at getting approved.
We will NOT file an application if we know it will not get approved, saving you tons of time and money!
PRO TIP! We’ll want to file your trademark in all classes, or categories, in which you sell goods or provide services. For example, Delta the airline and Delta the bathroom faucet are two different types of goods or services. We can work together to file for all the goods you sell and services you offer to make sure you’re protected on all fronts.
File Your Application
This is when the minimum 6-7 month clock starts ticking. The average timeline is 9-10 months, which includes the following:
The office Action
This is the last step before your application is complete, and you don’t want to go through it alone. We’re here to help!
Now you’re approved for publication! But you’re not registered just yet. This is a 30 day period that gives others a chance to oppose your mark for application.
You did it! You can breathe now, but you do have to remember to maintain your mark to prevent infringers and keep up with registration renewals.
monitor your Trademark
This is included in all of our Trademark Applications. Most attorneys make this optional, but we know how important it is to continue to enforce your hard work, so we do this at no extra charge to you!
Ok, Ok, How Much?
Step 1- Only
Search + Application
Search + Application
The government fees are what the United States Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) charges to file an application. The fee for one class is included in your application fee. The fee for additional classes is $450.
The search will provide the level of risk we will face during the application process. If the search reveals that your application will be high-risk, the team will provide you with a complimentary second search to help you find something that can be protected with a trademark.
There are no guarantees your application will be approved. The search provides the level of risk we will be facing, but even low risk applications see denials. It can take anywhere from 7 months to over a year for your application to be approved. You can read more on the timeline of the application here.
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