The Basics, Trademark Filing

Navigating Trademark Examination Delays: Strategies for Businesses

In the dynamic landscape of business, where quick thinking is often the key to success, a significant roadblock has emerged that is testing the resilience of entrepreneurs – the extended wait time for the USPTO to examine trademark applications. This challenge has far-reaching implications and makes it difficult for businesses to make informed decisions, plan effective branding strategies, and navigate […]

General, How To's, The Basics, Trademark Filing, Trademark Protection

Trademark Registration for BIMI Authentication

Have you heard of BIMI? It is a security feature for emails that helps your outgoing messages avoid someone’s spam filter.   To qualify for BIMI authentication, one of the requirements is that you have a trademark registered for the logo that will appear on the top left-hand corner of your outgoing messages. Having your emails blocked by spam filters isn’t […]

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USPTO Announces New 3-Month Deadline to Respond to Trademark Office Actions

The USPTO has recently announced that starting on December 3, 2022, trademark applicants will now only have 3-months to respond to an Office action. This is now half the time of the current 6-month period. This now creates an urgency among trademark applicants to respond quicker to Office actions, as they only have a few months to respond (as opposed to […]

The Basics, Trademark Filing, Trademark Protection

Should I Trademark My Name? – Building Your Brand

You work hard to protect your company’s image through unique naming, branding, imagery, and other intellectual property. A carefully planned trademarking strategy can protect you from competitors who may want to infringe on a name or other elements of your brand – often before you’re aware that it’s happening. Let’s take a look at how trademarking provides the strongest line of […]

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How to Register a Trademark

Registering a trademark is a simple process if you know the steps to take, however, without any idea of where to start the process can be intimidating. You can register a trademark by identifying your unique name and applicable class, filing a successful application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and maintaining it afterwards. What is a Trademark? […]

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Is Miami a Good Place to Start a Business?

Whether you are a longtime resident of South Florida considering business ownership or you’re an entrepreneur in the Midwest researching where to start your next venture, you may be wondering if Miami is the right place to open your business. With millions of visitors a year, a diverse customer base, and a strong workforce, it’s never been a better time […]

Digital, In The News, Industries, Technology, The Basics, Trademark Filing

Trademark Registration is Required for GMAIL Authenticated Brand Logos

Whether a business is promoting a new item, offering a discount on products, or even sending an invoice, email is still a primary way to reach customers. But with spoofing and phishing more prevalent than ever, some customers may be leery to interact through email. Fortunately, email hosts like Gmail are finding ways to reduce fraudulent emails through brand authentication. Before […]

The Basics, Trademark Filing

What is a Combined Section 71 & 15 Declaration?

If you obtained U.S. trademark protections through the Madrid Protocol, you may be wondering when and how to renew your valuable US trademark registration. Between five and six years from the date your trademark was registered by the USPTO, you will need to submit a Section 71 Declaration of Use, and, if you meet the requirements, you may also file a […]

The Basics, Trademark Filing

What is the Priority Date for a Trademark Registration?

When filing a trademark application, there may be new terms and legal jargon that pop up that are not familiar to you. One of these phrases might be “trademark priority”—what exactly does it mean, and how does it affect your trademark rights? Trademark priority examines how long the trademark has been actively used in commerce and can help to determine if […]

International, The Basics, Trademark Filing

How Much Does It Cost to Register an International Trademark?

For any growing company, pursuing business ventures outside of their home country is a natural progression of their expansion. Once your business has begun to consider commerce across borders—or, perhaps, has already started investing in international pursuits—it is time to consider what protections are in place for the business name and branding elements that are working so diligently for you […]

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Steps to Trademark Your Logo as a Philly-based Business Owner

Your logo is one of the most distinctive and significant parts of your business’s branding—visually appealing and eye-catching, a standout logo often acts as a key identifier for the product or service it represents. Because of this, goodwill toward your business and its offerings are associated with that logo. As a business owner in Philly, you are sure to understand […]

The Basics, Trademark Filing

What Should I Trademark?

As you research and explore the trademark registration process and how it applies to your business, questions are sure to arise. While there are many helpful articles that articulate each step necessary to achieving a trademark registration, it is just as important to understand what should be trademarked as it is to know what can be trademarked. If you are […]

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