Glendale Trademark Registration
Glendale Trademark Registration
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.
We offer a full range of trademark, copyright and patent services to entrepreneurs, established businesses and other attorneys (on behalf of their clients). We can assist clients in all 50 U.S. states and from countries around the world.
Please note that while Gerben IP is not located in Arizona, it can assist businesses from Arizona in registering a federal trademark because it is a federal matter.
Founded in 2008, Gerben IP is a boutique IP law firm, with thousands of clients across the country, including the Glendale area. Trademark attorney Josh Gerben and his team provide a suite of trademark registration services for a reasonable flat rate. We work with individuals and businesses of all sizes. Whether you plan to open a wine bar near Arrowhead Ranch or an IT firm in downtown Glendale, we’re ready to assist you in registering and protecting your trademarks.
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Whether you are dining alfresco at the Westgate Entertainment District, shopping in the historic district, or taking in a game, you’ll see new businesses popping up all over Glendale. If you are planning on opening your own venture in this growing Arizona city, begin the process to register your trademarks as soon as possible.
Consider this scenario: Robert is a golf lover that enjoys playing all the courses in Glendale and the surrounding areas, so he decides to open his own golf shop selling clubs, equipment, and clothing. He finds the perfect location and gets to work buying inventory and signs, and creating a website and marketing campaign, all using his business name of choice, Golf Max. Robert has heard of trademark registration, but plans to start the process once his business is more established
Several months after opening Golf Max and seeing success, Robert decides to begin the process to register his business name. He engages a trademark attorney who conducts a comprehensive trademark search and relays some frustrating news. Another golf store operating in Prescott registered the business name years ago. Now Robert must take on the costly and time-consuming task of rebranding his business.
If Robert had started the trademark registration process before opening his doors, he would have likely learned about the store in Prescott, and could have then changed his name before it was too late. Contact Gerben IP today to learn more about our trademark registration services for a reasonable flat rate.
The United States is a common law country, so you will have some limited protections for your trademark, even if it’s not registered with the USPTO. Unfortunately, though, these protections may not be broad enough to protect your business. Common law rights, for instance, only protect your business in the small geographic region where it is located. If you plan to expand outside Glendale in the future, you could be prohibited from using your mark in certain areas where a confusingly similar mark is already in use. You’ll also face more challenging asserting your trademark rights in legal proceedings. To have the presumption of validity nationwide, you need to register your trademark with the USPTO.
Absolutely. If you haven’t begun to use your trademark in commerce at the time of your application, you will need to complete an Intent-to-Use form along with your application. Once your application has been approved, the USPTO will issue you a Notice of Allowance. You’ll then have six months from that date to submit a Statement of Use, documenting that the mark is now being used in commerce. If you are not using the mark after the six months is up, you can file a six-month extension. Up to five six-month extensions can be filed before you’ll need to submit your Statement of Use or risk cancellation of your mark.
The date you submit your trademark application to the USPTO will become your priority date. Anyone looking to file a confusingly similar mark after that date will not be approved. This is one benefit to beginning the trademark registration process early and locking in this valuable protection.
No, each trademark application should include a single trademark. For example, your logo, business name, and product name will all require separate trademark applications. Gerben IP can assist you in drafting and submitting your trademark applications..
Your federally registered trademark will not be protected in other countries unless you register the mark in those countries as well. To do so, you have two options. The first is to register directly with each country’s trademark office. However, if you plan to register is several countries, you may want to use utilize the Madrid Protocol. This international treaty allows registrants to complete a single application in their home language, which can then be applied to more than 90 member countries. Each country will then make its own determination about approval.
Owning a registered trademark is beneficial to businesses of all sizes, whether you own a multi-location restaurant chain or sell a single product online. As a small business owner, protection from infringement will be incredibly valuable as you grow your brand. You’ll also have the presumption of validity nationwide, which will allow you to expand your business anywhere across the country. Don’t wait until your business has grown to register your trademarks. Gerben IP can help you protect your small business today.
This is not necessarily true. Your trademark application will be rejected if it’s likely to cause confusion with an existing mark, but there are other reasons the USPTO may reject your application, too. For instance, trademarks that include generic or descriptive words (like “Good Sandwiches”) will not be approved. Your application could also be rejected if it includes the name of a celebrity without the celebrity’s consent. Consider working with an attorney that can assist you in selecting and registering your trademarks.
Both trademarks and copyrights are valuable forms of intellectual property, but each protects a different aspect of your business. A trademark, for example, is anything that represents your brand in commerce. Common trademarks include business or product names, slogans, logos, and signature colors. Copyrights, on the other hand, protect creative works like song lyrics, art, and some computer code.
This may not be the case. The USPTO will reject confusingly similar marks, but may approve trademarks that are similar, but aren’t likely to cause confusion in the marketplace. One example of this is Pandora. Both a jewelry company and a music streaming service have registered the word because consumers aren’t likely to confuse the two brands. If you are unsure about the availability of a particular mark, Gerben IP can assist you.
The process to register a trademark involves many detailed steps and legal questions, from conducting a comprehensive trademark search to selecting the correct international classes and specimens and responding to Office Actions. When you work with an attorney, you can be sure that the process will run as smoothly as possible while you can remain focused on your business. It may even increase your chances of approval. A study conducted by the University of North Carolina found that applications submitted with the assistance of a trademark attorney were up to fifty percent more likely to be approved!
“ We were referred to Josh by a business colleague, and were skeptical that any online US Trademark filing process could be both simple and successful. Our experience with other firms (on other trademarks) had been tedious and expensive, by comparison. But Josh’s system worked, and we were awarded both trademarks…”
— Michael Zimmerman, MarketPoint
“…I am smart enough to know that this is a highly specialized area of the law that requires patience, understanding, extensive research, a finely tuned verification process and the ability to navigate the steps and procedures established by the federal government. But I am even smarter to know that, in the age of the specialist, I needed the best…”
— Wayne Halper, Law Office of Wayne Halper
“…When working with Josh on our Trademark/Service Mark application process, his communication was excellent and his expertise and personal demeanor quickly built trust in the business matters. He manages a detailed and well balanced analysis and is results and success driven..”
— Johan Reinhoudt, EffectiveSalesCoaching.NL
“ I hired Josh to do some trademarking work for me. He was very knowledgeable, explained the process clearly, made sure it was filed in a timely manner, and followed up with me each step of the way.”
— Kathy Wolper, Kathy’s Just Desserts, Inc.
“ Working with Josh was an absolute pleasure. He made the process of getting our trademark a breeze. Should we ever seek another trademark we would certainly retain Josh again in a heartbeat. I recommend him very highly.”
— Verena Frydberg, Makeover Your MS
“ Every now and again you come across someone who you know will always get the job done, be upfront and honest, and looks out for you. It’s great never having to worry about Trademarks. I know I can just give him a call and it’ll be done quickly, affordable, and done right…”
— Megan Cummins, Sparklepop