Omaha Trademark Registration

Trademark Attorney Services for Your Omaha 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 Omaha-based Businesses

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

In 2008, trademark attorney Josh Gerben founded Gerben IP to provide professional trademark registration services to individuals and businesses of all sizes. Since that time, Gerben and his team of experienced attorneys have registered thousands of trademarks for clients across the country, including the Omaha area. Whether you plan to open a wine bar in the Old Market or expand your IT firm in Bellevue, Gerben IP is ready to assist you.


How many trademarks are filed each year by businesses in Omaha, Nebraska?

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

Year# of Trademarks Filed
2021598
2020634
2019602
2018560
2017591
2016433
2015600
2014631
Year# of Trademarks Filed
2013614
2012681
2011654
2010582
2009633
2008682
2007689
2006683

Why is trademark registration important for Gateway to the West business owners?

It’s a great time to start a new business in Omaha, Nebraska’s largest city. Whether you are just beginning to create a business plan or you have been in business for some time, now is the time to start the trademark registration process to protect your brand.

Consider this scenario: Aaron and Brad are avid outdoorsmen who create an odorless insect repellent, which they call Bugged Out. At first, they only sell their repellent at fairs, farmer’s markets, and events around Omaha. They’ve heard of trademark registration, but they feel their business is simply too small to justify the cost.

After a few months, the friends create a large following, and they decide to sell their product online. Unfortunately, not long after their website launches, the friends receive a cease-and-desist letter in the mail. A pest control company serving many large cities in the Midwest has been using the name Bugged Out for years, and since they had registered the trademark, they are well within their rights to ask Aaron and Brad to stop selling under that name. Now, the men must shut down the site while they rebrand and relabel all of their products, a costly and time-consuming endeavor.

No matter the size of your business, don’t put off trademark registration. Gerben IP offers reasonable, flat rate trademark registration services to ensure that your business is protected. Contact us today.

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

What does a trademark protect?

A trademark protects anything that represents your brand in the marketplace. Common trademarks include business or product names, logos, or slogans, but even sounds, smells, and colors could be protected through trademark registration.

What does the USPTO do?

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

Do I need to conduct a trademark search?

A trademark search is conducted to determine if a similar mark is in use before you submit your application to the USPTO and pay your filing fees. If you find a confusingly similar mark, you will then have the opportunity to make changes before filing your application. If you don’t conduct a trademark search prior to submitting your application, it can be rejected if the USPTO examiner finds a similar mark exists.

How long does a trademark last?

Your trademark protections won’t expire, as long as you continue to use the mark in the marketplace and meet renewal deadlines. For new trademarks, the first renewal occurs between the fifth and sixth year, and then again between the ninth and tenth year. After that, trademark renewals occur every ten years. It is important to meet the deadlines set by the USPTO, or your trademark could be cancelled.

How do I obtain trademark protections in other countries?

A federally registered Your federally registered trademark will only protect you in disputes within the United States. If you sell, manufacture, or distribute your product in another country, it is important to register your trademark there as well. There are two options when it comes to international trademark registration. The first is to submit an application directly to each country’s trademark office. The other options is using the Madrid Protocol. This is an international treaty that allows registrants to submit one application that can then be applied to any of the treaty’s more than 90 member countries. Each country will then make its own determination about approval. will never expire, as long as you continue to use it and meet renewal deadlines set by the USPTO.


Common misperceptions about trademarks heard around Omaha, NE.

Trademark registration is easy, so I can do it myself through an online legal site.

Several online sites advertise low cost, DIY trademark registrations. This may seem like a budget friendly option, but it can often end up costing more in the long run. From conducting a search to selecting International Classes and responding to Office Actions, trademark registration is a detailed legal process. Working with a trademark attorney helps ensure that things are done correctly the first time, and you are more likely to be approved when working with a trademark attorney. In fact, a study by the University of North Carolina found that trademarks submitted with the assistance of an attorney were 50% more likely to be approved. If you file on your own and are initially rejected, you will then need to pay additional fees to file again.

Once I register a word, no one else can use it.

This isn’t necessarily the case. The USPTO will only reject similar applications if there could be a likelihood of confusion in the marketplace. Not all similar marks, however, could cause confusion. For example, Delta Airlines and Delta Faucets are both free to use the ‘Delta’ trademark because consumers aren’t likely to confuse an airline with a faucet manufacturer.

I should wait until my business is more established to register my trademark.

Trademark registration should be one of the first things you do as a new business owner. Before you invest money into product development, signage, labels, and more, you’ll want to know that the trademark you are using on these items is available for your use. If not, you could be infringing on another business, which is a costly mistake. In addition, starting the registration process early helps protect your brand from infringement. That’s because the date you submit your application is your priority date. Anyone looking to file a similar mark after that date will be rejected. Starting the registration process in the early stages of your business will help to lock in protections as soon as possible.

I only need one trademark registration to protect my business.

Each mark you wish to register will need its own trademark application and registration. For instance, if you plan to register your business name, product name, logo, and slogan, each would require its own application. If you are unsure about whether or not an aspect of your business could benefit from trademark registration, contact us.

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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.Rachel CicioniRachel Cicioni ★★★★★ 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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