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Mesa Trademark Registration

Trademark Attorney Services for Your Mesa 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 Mesa-based Businesses

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

Gerben IP was founded in 2008 by trademark attorney Josh Gerben. Since that time, Gerben and his team have registered thousands of trademarks for individuals and businesses of all sizes. We represent clients in all fifty states, including the Mesa, Arizona area. Whether you plan to open a bistro in Dobson Ranch or expand your landscape design firm in Alta Mesa, Gerben IP is ready to assist you in registering and monitoring your trademark.

How many trademarks are filed each year by businesses in Mesa, Arizona?

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

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Why is trademark registration important for Mesa-area business owners?

With the rapid growth in Maricopa Country in the last few years, it’s an exciting time to open a business in Mesa, Arizona! When opening your Mesa based business, you may first focus on product development, location, and marketing. All are important to your future success, but don’t forget to protect your start-up with trademark registration.

Imagine this scenario: Maggie and Joe are recent retirees who decide to open a shaved ice shop near their home in Red Mountain Ranch. They do some research on local competitors and know that no one else in the area is using the name Red Mountain Ice, so they move forward furnishing the shop, hiring employees, and purchasing signs, menus, bowls, and cups, all with the Red Mountain Ice logo. They’ve heard about trademark registration, but decide their business is just too small to justify the time and expense.

If Maggie and Joe had taken the time to conduct a trademark search and register with the USPTO, they would have learned that another business in the area, Red Mountain Ice Cream and Smoothies, while not using the exact same mark, registered a confusingly similar mark years before. Now the owner of the ice cream and smoothie shop is well within his rights to ask the couple to stop sales and rebrand. Now, they must spend additional time and money on a rebranding effort.

As you can see, even small businesses like Red Mountain Ice can benefit from trademark registration. Contact Gerben IP to learn more about our reasonable, flat rate trademark registration services.

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

What does a trademark do?

A trademark represents your brand in the marketplace. Common trademarks include business or product names, slogans, and logos. Once your trademark is registered with the USPTO, you will have important protections against infringement, which allow you to maintain control of your brand in public.

What is the USPTO?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, is a division of the Department of Commerce. The USPTO registers and maintains the records of patents and trademarks. However, they do not enforce the exclusivity of your trademark’s use. As a trademark owner, that is your responsibility.

How long does it take to register a trademark?

On average, the trademark registration process takes about 8-10 months from start to finish. It can, however, take a year or more to obtain approval from the USPTO. Fortunately, though, you may have some limited protections as soon as you submit your application. That’s because the date you file will become your priority date. Anyone looking to register a similar trademark after that date will not gain approval from the USPTO.

When can I start to use the ® symbol?

Once your trademark application has been approved by the USPTO, you will be free to use the ® symbol. Until that time, you can use the ™ symbol. It can be tempting to use ® earlier, but it’s important to know that using it before your mark has been approved is a fraud and could be grounds for cancellation of your trademark application. Watch our video explaining the differences between the trademark symbols here.

What should I do if I think someone is infringing on my trademark?

If you think another business may be infringing on your mark, it’s important to take quick action. Because stopping infringement is so important, though, it’s best to work with a trademark attorney who can evaluate the situation and take the appropriate action. In many cases, a cease-and-desist letter drafted by your attorney is enough to put the infringer on notice, but occasionally more formal legal action will need to be taken.

Common misperceptions about trademarks heard around Mesa, AZ.

Only large businesses benefit from trademark registration.

A trademark registered with the USPTO provides important protections to all businesses, regardless of size. Small businesses that rely on customer recognition and brand loyalty could lose customers and profits if another business uses their trademark. They could also be restricted from expanding to other areas if a similar mark is already in use there. Gerben IP works with both large and small businesses, offering professional trademark services for a reasonable flat rate.

Another business is using the same trademark, so I cannot register it for myself.

This is not necessarily true. The USPTO will consider similar trademark registrations, as long as they would not cause a likelihood of confusion in the marketplace. For example, both Delta Airlines and Delta Faucets are able to use the trademark ‘Delta’ because there’s little chance that a customer might confuse the airline with the faucet manufacturer.

International trademark registration isn’t important for my business.

In today’s global economy, international trademark registration has become more important than ever. Even small companies can find themselves doing business in other countries, through online sales, distribution, and manufacturing. In order to ensure that your trademark is protected outside the U.S., you will need to register your trademark in other countries. Contact Gerben IP to learn more about the process to register your trademark internationally.

Using a DIY legal site is just as effective as working with an attorney.

Taking the DIY approach may seem like a simple, cost effective option, but unfortunately, that’s often not the case. The trademark registration process is both detailed and time consuming, and many business owners find that their initial do-it-yourself trademark application is not approved by the USPTO, which means they will then need to re-apply and pay additional fees. Working with a trademark attorney from the beginning ensures that the process runs smoothly and increases your chances of approval as well.

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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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