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 Gives Oakland, CA Companies Personalized Assistance with Trademark Registration

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

A company with a registered trademark is a company with a valuable asset — one that can make a significant difference in its overall success. Whether it’s a trademarked name, tagline, logo, invention or something else, any trademarked property is an important tool for setting a business apart and distinguishing it from its competition. In order to obtain a registered trademark, however, there are various steps companies must take, and that’s where a trademark attorney becomes important. For Oakland, California businesses, trademark attorney Josh Gerben provides the assistance that makes for a successful search, applications and registration.

Gerben Law Firm offers its clients the unique ONE-ON-ONE™ trademark registration service, which was developed by attorney Josh Gerben. Designed to improve the registration process for businesses, the ONE-ON-ONE™ trademark registration service is built around the idea that every trademark is unique, so every trademark registration should be, too. That means that rather than giving every client the same service, Gerben Law Firm provides personalized, custom attention that sees each Oakland client through the trademark registration process, from beginning to end. Attorney Josh Gerben works with each business personally for a true one-on-one attorney-client relationship. This means each registration gets processed properly and efficiently.

Trademark Registration for Oakland Companies

For businesses in Oakland, trademark registration is often a long and difficult process, one that involves multiple steps and requirements. First, the business must conduct meticulous USPTO records searching, in order to confirm that no one else is already using the proposed trademark. Once that is complete, the trademark then needs to be filed with the USPTO. After being turned in, the trademark application undergoes rigorous review, which is why it’s so crucial that the application be filed correctly. Because this process tends to be complicated and sometimes is hard to understand, the USPTO highly recommends that applicants enlist the services of experienced trademark attorneys like Josh Gerben.

After the Trademark Is Registered

Even after a business has successfully registered its trademark, its job is not done. Moving forward, it must guard that trademark carefully, and it must renew the trademark as mandated by the USPTO. When another business or individual uses your trademarked information in an unauthorized manner, trademark lawyer Josh Gerben can help to determine the best way to respond. Likewise, when it’s time to renew a specific trademark, Gerben Law Firm is available to help with the required paperwork and details. Oakland companies that come to trademark attorney Josh Gerben gain the peace of mind that comes from entrusting a professional with complicated paperwork and communication. When Gerben Law Firm works with an Oakland business, that business can trust its trademark registration is in good hands.