How To's, The Basics, Trademark Filing, Trademark Search, Trademark Search

How to Protect a Business Name

Your business’s name will be at the forefront of everything that you do, so it is crucial that every necessary precaution is taken to protect such an important aspect of your brand. As you grow and expand, make sure to take all the steps needed to protect your business name and all it represents. Perform a trademark search A federal trademark […]

The Basics, Trademark Search

What is a Comprehensive Trademark Search?

Before you even begin drafting a trademark application, there’s a crucial step that needs to first take place: a trademark search. While some applicants may believe their path to a registration is clear simply because a quick search of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s database did not show any trademarks that conflict with theirs, this is unfortunately not […]

Patents, The Basics, Trademark Filing, Trademark Search

Relocating Your Business to Philadelphia? Things to Consider

If you are a future Philly-business owner, you have almost certainly put time and effort into understanding your company’s new marketplace and the changes you may face in your industry environment upon relocation. When making a big move, it is even more important than ever to make sure that your branding, the key elements that represent your business and its reputation […]

Trademark Search

What is a Dead Trademark?

Question: What is a dead trademark? Answer: In the USPTO’s trademark database, records listed as “DEAD” no longer have any federal trademark registration rights. Here are the three most common reasons that trademark filings become dead: 1. The initial trademark application never matured to registration. When a trademark application does not mature to registration, whether due to a refusal or […]

General, The Basics, Trademark Filing, Trademark Infringement, Trademark Protection, Trademark Search

What Can a Trademark Attorney do for Your Business?

If you are a business owner looking to protect your brand, consider working with an experienced trademark attorney. Your attorney will conduct a comprehensive trademark search and also file your application with the USPTO and respond to Office Actions on your behalf. Once your trademark is registered, your attorney can monitor its use and work with you to take legal action against […]

Trademark Search

How to Conduct a Proper Trademark Search

When you are investing a lot of energy, money, and time into starting or protecting your business and its intellectual property, the most important thing to know before filing a trademark application is whether another company or person already owns the same trademark you wish to register. Why are trademark searches important? In the event there is already a federal […]

Trademark Protection, Trademark Protection, Trademark Search

When to Start the Trademark Registration Process

When should you start the trademark registration process for your company, brand, or service name? The answer is, as soon as humanly possible. The number one mistake that I have seen clients make over the 11 years that I’ve run my practice is falling in love with a name and having no ability to change it. That’s because if I […]

General, Trademark Search

The Danger of Free Trademark Search Software

We often get phone calls from prospective clients that tell us they’ve already done a trademark search online and are just looking for help with their application. As someone who has done thousands of trademark searches, has experimented with various online search softwares, and has paid artificial intelligence software companies to test their programs, the one thing I can tell […]

The Basics, Trademark Search

Why Our Trademark Searches Are Unique

  One thing that makes our firm extremely special is the type of trademark search that we offer to our clients.  The trademark search we conduct is called a federal, state, and common law search. This looks through three different areas that could be a problem for the trademark you’re considering using. A full federal trademark search (as opposed to […]

General, Trademark Search

How to Conduct a Trademark Search

On a daily basis our firm receives calls from potential clients who are under the impression that their desired trademark is clear because they ran a trademark search on the government’s site ( and no results were returned. As we will see in a moment, just because there is no exact hit for a desired trademark, does not guarantee that […]

The Basics, Trademark Search

Should I Conduct A Trademark Search Before Using My Trademark?

Although a trademark search is one of the earliest and most basic considerations in using and registering a trademark, it’s also one of the most often overlooked. The excitement of developing a new product or service and coming up with a name, logo and/or tagline, combined with the extra time and legwork required in conducting a trademark search, leads some people […]

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Trademark Classes Needed when Registering Software Applications

Today, we are discussing one of the most important elements to consider while running a trademark search for the name of a mobile application or software program.  Within each trademark application, the applicant must identify the classes in which they are providing goods and services. Overall, the USPTO, an acronym for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, breaks all […]

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