New Orleans Trademark Registration

Trademark Attorney Services for Your New Orleans 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.

Protect your trademark
with the assistance of
a trademark attorney
for a flat fee of:

$1,500

(Plus Government Filing Fee)

Providing Trademark Services for New Orleans-based Businesses

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

Trademark attorney Josh Gerben founded Gerben IP in 2008. Since that time, Gerben and his team of experienced trademark attorneys have registered trademarks for thousands of clients across the country, including the New Orleans area. We work with individuals and businesses of all sizes, so whether you plan to offer carriage tours in the French Quarter or you are growing your engineering firm in Slidell, our team is ready to assist you.


How many trademarks are filed each year by businesses in New Orleans, Louisiana?

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

Year# of Trademarks Filed
2021613
2020644
2019628
2018478
2017508
2016436
2015499
2014395
Year# of Trademarks Filed
2013465
2012323
2011347
2010337
2009279
2008260
2007294
2006225

Why is trademark registration important for The Big Easy’s business owners?

New Orleans is a vibrant city with a strong history of entrepreneurship. Many new business owners in the New Orleans area focus on location, employees, and marketing. While all of these are essential to business function, protecting your business through trademark registration should also be a high priority.

Consider this scenario: Monica loves to drive past a beautiful estate in the Garden District on her daily commute. When she notices it’s for sale, she decides to follow her dream of buying it to run a bed and breakfast. She gets right to work renovating the home, buying a sign, and creating marketing with the bed and breakfast’s name. She chooses The Periwinkle Inn because of the beautiful flowers growing in the neighborhood.

Monica decides she is too busy with the renovation to focus on trademark registration, and this becomes a costly mistake. If she had taken the time to conduct a trademark search and register the mark, she would have learned that a boutique hotel was preparing to open near the French Quarter. Because the hotel owners registered their trademark in the early stages of business planning, they are well within their rights to ask Monica to delay her opening and rebrand the inn.

No matter how busy you are as a new business owner, you are never too busy to protect your business through trademark registration. Contact Gerben IP today to learn more about our reasonable, flat rate trademark registration services.

The top 5 questions New Orleans businesses have about obtaining a trademark.

How is a trademark different than a copyright or patent?

All three of these are forms of intellectual property, but each protects different things. Trademarks, for instance, protect anything that represents your brand in the marketplace, including names, logos, slogans, and even signature colors. Copyrights, on the other hand, protect works of authorship, like song lyrics, poetry, and art, while patents protect new and novel inventions. If you are unsure which aspects of your business should be trademarked, contact Gerben IP.

What is the USPTO?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, is a division of the Department of Commerce. The USPTO reviews applications for trademarks and patents and grants approval. They also maintain records for both patents and trademarks.

How long does it take to register a trademark?

The trademark registration process takes about 8-10 months, on average, from start to finish. In some cases, though, it can take a year or more to gain approval from the USPTO. Fortunately, you will have some trademark benefits as soon as you submit your application. First, the date you file will become your priority date. Anyone looking to file a similar mark after that date will be rejected. Second, you’ll be able to use the ™ symbol while your application is pending.

Am I required to work with a trademark attorney?

The USPTO doesn’t require U.S. citizens to engage a trademark attorney at this time, but they strongly encourage it. That’s because the process to register a trademark requires many detailed legal decisions along the way, from conducting a trademark search to selecting the appropriate International Classes. Trademark attorneys are experienced in drafting applications correctly, and they’ll likely increase your chances of approval. In fact, a study by the University of North Carolina found that applications submitted with the help of a trademark attorney were 50% more likely to be approved!

Will my trademark protect me in other countries where my product is being manufactured and distributed?

Your federally registered trademark will only protect your brand in disputes that occur within the United States. If you manufacture, distribute, or sell your product in other countries, you should strongly consider trademark registration in those countries as well.


Common misperceptions about trademarks heard around New Orleans, LA.

My business is too small to justify trademark registration.

A registered trademark offers important protections for businesses of any size. Without it, even small businesses could be prohibited from expanding to other areas where similar marks are in use. They could also face a loss of customers and profits if their mark is infringed upon. In order to protect your small business as you grow your brand, you should consider registering your trademark with the USPTO.

My competitor didn’t register its name, so I can trademark it for myself.

Because the U.S. is a common law country, businesses have some limited trademark protections when they use it in the marketplace, even if it is not registered. This means your competitor likely has some trademark protections already. Contact a trademark attorney to determine the availability of the mark you wish to use.

I only need one trademark to protect my business.

This is most likely not the case. Most businesses have multiple trademarks to ensure their brand is protected. Consider everything that represents your brand, from business and product names to slogans, logos, and even sounds and smells. All of these should be registered with the USPTO to protect against infringement, and each requires its own trademark application and registration.

The USPTO will conduct a trademark search, so I don’t need to conduct my own search.

It’s true that your USPTO trademark examiner will conduct a comprehensive search, but this only happens after you’ve submitted your application and paid your fees. Then, if your examiner finds a similar mark is already in use, your application will be rejected. This is why it is important to conduct a trademark search before you submit your application. If you find your mark already exists, you’ll be able to make changes before seeking registration with the USPTO.

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Trademark Searches
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Trademarks Federally
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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.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.B DB D ★★★★★ Easy to work with. Did everything online.Got a Trademark and would recommend to others.js_loader

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