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Anchorage Trademark Registration

Trademark Attorney Services for Your Anchorage Business

Welcome to Gerben IP

We have been assisting entrepreneurs, established businesses and other lawyers with trademarks since 2008. We are very proud of the fact that our firm’s representation has resulted in the successful registration of more than 7,500 trademarks with the USPTO.

Protect your trademark
with the assistance of
a trademark attorney
for a flat fee of:

$1,500

(Plus Government Filing Fee)

Providing Trademark Services for Anchorage-based Businesses

Please note that while Gerben IP is not located in Alaska, it can assist businesses from Georgia in registering a federal trademark because it is a federal matter.

Gerben IP was founded in 2008 by trademark attorney Josh Gerben. Since opening its doors, the experienced team at Gerben IP has helped thousands of clients register and protect their trademarks all over the country, including the Anchorage area. Whether you plan to start a construction business in South Addition or you are expanding your manufacturing company near Wasilla, the trademark attorneys at Gerben IP are ready to assist you in registering your trademark.

How many trademarks are filed each year by businesses in Anchorage, Alaska?

Gerben IP collected the following data from the USPTO’s public database.

Year# of Trademarks Filed
2021143
2020134
2019126
2018134
2017138
2016145
2015119
2014135
Year# of Trademarks Filed
2013135
201299
2011121
2010120
2009104
2008109
2007116
2006107

Why is trademark registration important for Anchortown business owners?

When opening a new business in Anchorage, owners often focus primarily on product development and marketing, which can leave little room in the budget for trademark registration. While registering a trademark may seem like a low priority in your overall business plan, it’s important to consider the risk of putting off this important step in starting a business.

Consider this scenario: Brooke has been making jewelry for her friends and family for years, and has finally decided to start selling her products in Anchorage. Because most of her pieces are made with leather, she’s decided on the name Leather Love. Excited to get started, Brooke designs a logo and orders branded packaging for each of her jewelry pieces. While she considers trademark registration, Brooke ultimately decides that her business is simply too small to justify the costs.

After some time seeing success in farmer’s markets and boutiques in the Anchorage area, Brooke begins to sell her jewelry online as well, reaching customers all over the United States. Because she didn’t register her trademark early on, a process that would have included a comprehensive trademark search, she now risks infringing on a similar product in another area. Brooke could now be asked to stop selling her products under the Leather Love brand, which would result in lost revenue and added costs as she must rebrand her business.

By working with an experienced trademark attorney to register a trademark, even small businesses like Brooke’s can move forward in confidence, knowing that they can invest time and money in their business without the risk of infringement. Gerben IP works with businesses of all sizes. Contact us today to learn more about trademark registration.

The top 5 questions Anchorage businesses have about obtaining a trademark.

What is a trademark?

A trademark is anything that indicates a certain product or service represents a specific brand. Common trademarks include business names, logos, or slogans, but non-traditional trademarks, like sounds, smells, and colors, can be registered as well. A strong trademark should not only establish brand loyalty, but protect your business from infringement as well.

What protection does a trademark provide?

Once you obtain a federal trademark registration, you have the presumption of validity for your mark across the United States. This means that anyone looking to use a confusingly similar mark will not be able to obtain trademark registration. You will also have legal protections if your mark is used without your permission. These protections are extremely valuable and are important in maintaining control of your brand.

Why should I hire a trademark attorney?

Trademark registration is a detailed, time consuming process. Working with a trademark attorney allows you to remain focused on growing your business with the confidence that your registration is in the hands of an experienced professional. Your trademark attorney will ensure that the process runs smoothly and quickly, and will likely increase your chances of approval. In fact, a study conducted by the University of North Carolina found that trademark applications filed with the help of an attorney increased the likelihood of approval by up to 50%!

What is the USPTO?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, is a division of the Department of Commerce. This office reviews applications for patents and trademarks and then registers trademarks for products and services and patents for new inventions. They also maintain the records for both patents and trademarks.

Will my registered trademark protect my business outside the United States?

A trademark registered in the United States will only protect you in disputes that occur within the U.S. If you do business outside the United States, either through sales, manufacturing, or distribution, you should strongly consider trademark filings in these countries as well.


Common misperceptions about trademarks heard around Anchorage, AK.

The terms trademark, copyright, and patents can all be used interchangeably.

Trademarks, copyrights, and patents protect very different things. Trademarks protect items like product or service names, company names, slogans and logos. Alternatively, copyrights protect works of authorship, and patents protect inventions.

I registered my trademark with the State of Alaska, so that is enough to protect my brand.

State trademark registration won’t hinder your registration with the UPSTO, but it will only protect you in disputes within Alaska. Obtaining a federal trademark registration may be more difficult than a state registration, but you’ll gain the presumption of nationwide validity, not just the limited protections provided by common law rights.

I only need one trademark registration to protect my business.

Most businesses typically need more than one trademark registration to fully protect their brands. For instance, your business name, product name, logo, and slogan all qualify for separate trademark registrations. Registering only your business name is a great start, but you likely won’t have strong legal protection if another business or individual uses your logo. Work with an experienced trademark attorney to determine which aspects of your business should be protected through trademark registration.

I applied for a federal trademark registration, so I am entitled to the domain name as well.

This is not always the case. Consider the trademark Delta. Not only is it the business name of a well-known airline, it is also the name of a popular faucet manufacturer. In this situation, both companies may have the right to use the domain name www.delta.com, but domain ownership would go to the first business to register and pay for the name, in this case, the airline. Unless it’s clear someone is acting in bad faith to use a domain name to extort a business or confuse its customers, it can be challenging to take control of the domain name.

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Scrub DudeScrub Dude ★★★★★ Very positive experience with Gerben IP. Love the automations they have setup and the diligence in which they handle our account.Natasha TarnovskayaNatasha Tarnovskaya ★★★★★ Exceptional services for several years now! Highly recommend!Sol María Díaz PérezSol María Díaz Pérez ★★★★★ This law firm is a true standout in their field, especially concerning our recent trademark request.Our assigned lawyer showed genuine interest in our business and crafted a robust trademark application that ensured comprehensive protection. Communication was prompt and clear, making us feel valued and well-informed throughout the process.We highly recommend their services to any business needing top-notch legal assistance.Abigail CarpenterAbigail Carpenter ★★★★★ We have worked with Gerben on multiple Trademark filings and are very happy with their work. They communicate clearly, do a great job of explaining the process, and always keep us up to date on the status of our filings.Rachel CicioniRachel Cicioni ★★★★★ Autumn BitterlichAutumn Bitterlich ★★★★★ I am thoroughly impressed by Josh Gerben and his colleagues. They helped me through the detailed process of filing and my Trademark, which would have been an extremely stressful process for me to do alone. I could depend on them to contact me in a timely manner to keep all of the filings up to date, and CORRECT. I can't say enough positive about them. The whole team was quick to respond to my questions and made me feel secure in my choosing them.js_loader

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