What We Do

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 from all 50 states and from countries around the world. Our services include:

  • Trademark Clearance Searches
  • Trademark Application Preparation
  • Office Action Responses
  • Trademark Monitoring
  • Trademark Change of Ownership
  • Trademark Portfolio Management
  • Trademark Renewal Filings
  • Trademark Opposition Proceedings
  • Trademark Cancellation Proceedings
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Copyright Applications
  • Patent Clearance Searches
  • Patent Applications
Who We Are

Meet Josh Gerben, founder of Gerben Law Firm.

Welcome to Gerben Law Firm. We have been assisting entrepreneurs, established businesses and other lawyers with trademarks since 2008. I am very proud of the fact that our firm’s representation has resulted in the successful registration of more than 5,500 trademarks with the USPTO. Please contact us with your questions. We always offer complimentary consultations.

Trademark Registration
Plus Government Fees

  • Federal and State Trademark Search using CORSEARCH software
  • Common Law Trademark Search
  • Attorney Consultation Time
  • Drafting and Filing of Trademark Application
  • Responding to Non-Substantive Office Actions
  • Sending Registration Certificate

Please Note: The flat legal fee advertised above applies to a trademark search and filing in up to two classes of goods/services for a trademark that is currently in-use in the United States. Call for a quote on your specific trademark if it does not meet these parameters.

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Three Steps We've Used to Register 5,500 Trademarks
Step 1: Comprehensive Trademark Search

Once you complete our engagement form, we will conduct a comprehensive federal, state and common law trademark search. Our search of federal and state trademark databases is done utilizing software provided by Corsearch. This is an industry leading trademark search software used by the largest law firms in the world. Our search works to identify any potential issue with your desired trademark prior to making a trademark filing.

Step 2: Trademark Attorney Consultation

Within 7-10 days of commencing work, we will return the trademark search results for your review. You can then set up a time to talk to one of our attorneys about the search results and any other questions you have about the trademark registration process. In the event that our search uncovers a problem, we offer a complimentary second search on a different trademark.

Step 3: Trademark Application Filed

Our experienced trademark attorneys will prepare your trademark application for your review and approval. Having drafted and successfully registered over 5,500 trademarks since 2008, our attorneys understand the intricacies of a US trademark application and will ensure your application is drafted to give you the best chance of approval possible.

Breakdown of Our Trademark Service

Gerben Law Firm, PLLC Assists New Orleans Businesses with Trademark Attorney Services

*Please note that while Gerben Law Firm, PLLC is not located in New Orleans, it can assist businesses from Louisiana in registering a federal trademark because it is a federal matter.

New Orleans businesses seeking to protect their brand, products, or inventions can benefit from the protections afforded by trademark registration. By filing the proper trademark paperwork with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, companies have a range of advantages and protections offered by federal law. Wise New Orleans, LA business owners seeking to apply for trademark registration rely on professional trademark attorney Josh Gerben of Gerben Law Firm, PLLC, to expedite the filing process.

The Gerben Law Firm has perfected the customized ONE-ON-ONE™ strategy created by Josh Gerben. Each trademark is a unique concept, and each application to register a trademark should be treated with a tailored approach. Staying true to this notion, the ONE-ON-ONE™ trademark registration methodology involves individualized consultation directly with Mr. Gerben. The attorney-client relationship is thereby cemented, facilitating the achievement of a client’s individual goals and ability to respond to needs during the complex registration process.

The Trademark Application Process for New Orleans, LA Businesses

There are significant, complicated procedures that companies undergo when filing an application for trademark protection. Even before filling out the necessary forms, candidates must engage in an exhaustive search of the USPTO trademark catalog to determine whether the mark is already in use. Once establishing that the trademark has not been previously approved, the applicant must complete the required paperwork and dispatch it to the USPTO. Upon receipt, the application goes through a meticulous review by USPTO attorneys to ensure that it doesn’t conflict with an existing trademark. The process is extremely involved, which has led the USPTO to recommend that New Orleans registrants retain an experienced trademark lawyer like Josh Gerben.

Going Beyond the Initial Registration

 Once a trademark application has been approved by the USPTO, the registration is a valuable asset. Therefore, a company must make vigorous efforts to protect it just like any other property. New Orleans, LA companies that discover misuse of their trademark are entitled to seek the appropriate remedies under trademark law. Trademark attorney Josh Gerben steadfastly pursues those that are in violation of his clients’ trademark rights. He represents clients at all stages of litigation if legal action is required.

Ongoing Efforts

After the approval of the initial trademark application, there are additional requirements as designated by the USPTO. Periodic filings are necessary to renew the registration and maintain protection under the trademark laws. Trademark lawyer Josh Gerben stays current with USPTO’s requirements requiring additional paperwork for trademark registrations. Companies retaining Mr. Gerben to file their initial trademark applications can be sure that the proper follow-up paperwork is sent in advance of the relevant deadlines established by the USPTO. The Gerben Law Firm manages all aspects of trademark law, including initial registration, pursuing misuse and filing additional forms as necessary.