Trademark Application Process

Greetings. I’m trademark attorney Josh Gerben, and today I want to talk a little a bit about what happens once we file your trademark application. Once a trademark application is filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, it’s going to just sit there for about three or four months. The reason for this is that every trademark application […]

Trademark Filing: Can I file my name and logo in the same application?

Greetings. I’m Trademark Attorney Josh Gerben and today I’m going to talk a little bit about whether you should file your trademark as a logo or just the words themselves. If the words will carry the registration by themselves, meaning they’re unique enough, then it is normally my suggestion to file an application for just the words themselves. Then, if […]

Trademark Filing Classes: Explained

Today, we will talk about the classes in which you can file a trademark application One of the ways we assist our clients throughout the trademark application process is to help them figure out what goods or services they are offering, and then which trademark class(es) these designations fall under. This is significant because trademark rights are distributed based on […]

What is an Office Action?

An “Office Action” is an official “action” issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on a trademark application. It typically requires a trademark applicant to respond within three months to fix an issue with the application or respond to a more substantive refusal. If you need more time to respond to an Office Action, you can apply for a […]

After Your Trademark is Registered

What should I do after my trademark is registered? Congratulations, you are now the owner of a registered trademark! Next steps include utilizing your new investment and protecting the mark to ensure it remains valid: Begin using the ® symbol instead of ™Monitor the USPTO database and the marketplace for potential infringementMeet USPTO renewal deadlines 1. Use ® instead of […]

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