Question: Do I need to hire a trademark attorney near me?
Answer: No. You can hire a trademark attorney from anywhere in the United States to help with your United States trademark application. Unlike other areas of law, trademark law is federal in nature, meaning attorneys can assist clients in any state.
At Gerben IP, we work with clients from all 50 states and various countries around the globe. Distance is not an issue.
In fact, in today’s world, limiting communication to phone and email can keep your legal fees down. For example, at Gerben IP, we offer a flat fee service to clients who do not require in-person meetings. That’s because we can effectively deliver the legal services and do so in a much narrower scope of time than if we had to arrange face-to-face consultations.
The one instance you may want to have a trademark attorney in your area is if you’re involved in federal litigation. In this case, the attorney that you hire will need to be licensed and admitted to the particular court that your case is in. However, if you’re just looking for an attorney to conduct a trademark search or file a trademark application, you do not need to hire an attorney that practices near you.