*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.
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.