King of Prussia, PA

King of Prussia Trademark Registration

Trademark Attorney Services for Your King of Prussia 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.

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Providing Trademark Services for King of Prussia-based Businesses

Since opening its doors in 2008, Gerben IP has been helping individuals and businesses of all sizes register and protect their trademarks. The experienced trademark attorneys at Gerben IP have registered thousands of trademarks for clients across the country, including King of Prussia. Whether you plan to open a deli near King of Prussia Mall or expand your plumbing business in Upper Merion, trademark attorney Josh Gerben and his team are ready to assist you.

How many trademarks are filed each year by businesses in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania?

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

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Why is trademark registration important for KOP business owners?

It’s an exciting time to own a business in King of Prussia! As the entrepreneurial spirit of this community continues to grow, new businesses are popping up all over the city. If you plan to start your own new venture, be sure to work with an attorney to register your trademarks. (Learn more about hiring an attorney).

Consider this scenario: Allison is a chef in King of Prussia who is passionate about offering healthy food to the community. She decides to start her own meal prep service, providing healthy, make-ahead meal kits to families. Allison selects the name Fresh and Lean and does a quick Google search to see if any other meal prep service is currently using the same name. When she doesn’t find an exact match, she moves ahead with ordering labels and creating marketing material, all with the business name displayed.

If Allison had worked with an attorney to conduct a proper trademark search, she would have learned about another meal preparation service provider outside of Washington, D.C. that filed a trademark application for the name prior to Allison using it in the marketplace. Now, Allison must postpone the opening of her business until her she selects a new trademark, files a trademark application, and rebrands her business.

Don’t wait to register your trademarks. Contact Gerben IP today to learn more about our reasonable, flat rate trademark registration services.

The top 5 questions King of Prussia businesses have about obtaining a trademark.

How is a trademark different from a copyright?

Both trademarks and copyrights are forms of intellectual property, but each protects something different. Trademarks, for instance, protect anything that shows a product or service is associated with a particular brand. Common trademarks include business or product names, slogans, and logos. Copyrights, on the other hand, protect creative works like art, poetry, song lyrics, and novels.

How long is the trademark registration process?

On average, the trademark registration process takes about 8-10 months from start to finish. In some instances, though, it can take a year or more to obtain approval from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO.

When should I start the process to register my trademark?

Start now! Ideally, filing for trademark protections should be one of the very first actions you take when planning to open your own business. Do this before you start using your mark of choice, investing in product labeling and signage, and creating a marketing campaign. This way, you’ll be certain your trademark is available before investing more money. Contact Gerben IP to begin the process to register your trademark.

What are International Classes, and how do I know which classes to select?

The USPTO has 47 different classes of goods and services that a trademark may represent. On your trademark application, you will need to select the International Classes which best represent the products or services you plan to offer under your trademark. Deciding which International Classes to file can be challenging. Include only the goods or services in your application that you are currently offering, or have intent to offer in the near future. The attorneys at Gerben IP can assist you in selecting the correct International Classes for your application.

Will the USPTO alert me to potential infringement?

No. Once your trademark registration has been approved by the USPTO, the responsibility of monitoring and policing the mark becomes your responsibility. Fortunately, many trademark attorneys, including those at Gerben IP, offer trademark monitoring services, and they will assist you in taking legal action if necessary. We put together a guide on handling infringement, which can be found here.

Common misperceptions about trademarks heard around King of Prussia, PA.

I can’t afford to register my trademark.

It’s understandable to be budget-conscious as you plan to open your business. While some business costs may seem unnecessary in the early stages of your business, don’t overlook trademark registration. Failing to register your trademark could actually cost you more in the long run if you later learn you are infringing on another business. In addition, working without a trademark could leave you vulnerable to infringement from other businesses, which could confuse customers and steer them away from your business. Register your trademark with the USPTO to ensure your trademark is protected.

I conducted a Google search, and no one is using my mark, so it is available for registration.

This may not be true. A Google search, and other DIY search sites, tend to only return exact matches to your trademark. Unfortunately, most trademark disputes arise from confusingly similar matches, not exact matches. Work with an experienced trademark attorney that will conduct a comprehensive trademark search that returns not just exact matches, but similar matches to your trademark as well. Read this for best practices on doing your own name search. 

I applied to register my business name. That is enough to protect my business.

While registering your business name with the USPTO is an important start to protect your brand, it’s likely not enough to provide full protection. In addition to your business name, consider all the things that represent your brand, including product names, logos, slogans, and even signature colors. If you are unsure about what aspects of your business could benefit from trademark protection, contact Gerben IP.

The symbols ® and ™ are interchangeable, so I can use either one at any time.

The symbol ® is designated only for trademarks that have been registered by the USPTO. Using ® prior to registration is a fraud and could be grounds for rejection of your trademark application. Until your trademark registration has been approved, you can use the ™ symbol.

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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.Jon PayneJon Payne ★★★★★ Gerben IP is fantastic at what they do - intellectual property law. I have used them for about a dozen trademarks over the past 7 or 8 years now and each time they have been comprehensive in their research, swift in their deliverables and always acted with integrity and a focus on the best interest of me and my company. I cannot recommend them highly enough!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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