Paradise Trademark Registration
Paradise Trademark Registration
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.
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 in all 50 U.S. states and from countries around the world.
Please note that while Gerben IP is not located in Nevada, it can assist businesses from Nevada in registering a federal trademark because it is a federal matter.
Trademark attorney Josh Gerben founded Gerben IP in 2008, with a goal to provide professional trademark registration services for a reasonable flat rate. Since that time, Gerben and his experienced team have registered thousands of trademarks for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Our clients are located throughout the country, including Paradise. Whether you plan to open a mechanic shop in Silverado Ranch or a steakhouse along Las Vegas Boulevard, Gerben IP is ready to assist you in registering and protecting your valuable trademarks.
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Paradise is a city founded on big dreams, making it the perfect place for entrepreneurs to settle down. If you plan to open your own new business in Paradise, consider partnering with an experienced trademark attorney to register your valuable trademarks.
Consider this scenario: Erin and Michael have been working in real estate for the past ten years, but they’ve recently taken notice of the number of vacation rentals that are popping up around Paradise. They decide to step back from selling homes and instead manage short-term rentals for clients. They choose the business name Royal Rentals and start marketing online. While they’ve heard of trademark registration, Erin and Michael are just too busy to handle another task right now.
Royal Rentals has a fantastic first year, and visitors are returning to Erin and Michael’s properties, because of the reputation they’ve built in such a short time. Unfortunately, the couple soon learns some devastating news. Another property management company in Reno has been using the same name, and because they registered it with the USPTO, they are within their rights to ask Erin and Michael to rebrand their business.
When you partner with Gerben IP, you can remain focused on growing your business while our team is focused on registering and protecting your trademarks. Contact us today to learn more about our reasonable flat-rate trademark registration services.
A trademark is something that represents your brand in the marketplace. Anything from business and product names to logos and slogans can become registered trademarks. Even colors, sounds, and smells can be trademarks as long as they represent your brand. When a trademark is registered with the USPTO, it is protected from infringement and gains the presumption of validity nationwide.
The USPTO will not approve your business name if a confusingly similar name is already in use. In order to find this out before you submit your application and pay your filing fees, work with your attorney to conduct a comprehensive trademark search. If you find that a similar mark is already in use, you can make changes to your mark or create a completely new one to ensure that you won’t infringe on another business or risk rejection of your trademark application. Gerben IP offers search services.
Once you submit your trademark application to the USPTO, the process typically takes around 12-15 months. In some situations, however, it can take even longer to obtain approval of your registration, particularly if the application was completed incorrectly or missing important information. Working with a trademark attorney helps your application to be submitted correctly the first time, which cuts down on delays throughout the process. Read our in-depth post for additional information on registration length.
The date you submit your application to the USPTO will become your priority date. Anyone looking to file a confusingly similar mark after that date will not have their application approved. One benefit of starting the registration process early is locking in this valuable protection as soon as possible.
For new trademarks, you’ll need to renew your mark with the USPTO between the fifth and sixth year, and then again between the ninth and tenth year. After that, you’ll be required to renew your trademark every ten years and continue to use it in the marketplace to maintain your valuable trademark protections. Failing to do so could result in the cancellation of your trademark.
While U.S. citizens aren’t required to work with trademark attorneys, doing so can be extremely beneficial. The process to register a trademark involves many detailed decisions, and knowledge of intellectual property law is extremely helpful. When you partner with an experienced trademark attorney, you can trust that each step, from conducting a trademark search to responding to Office Actions, is done correctly, and it may even increase your likelihood of approval. A study conducted by the University of North Carolina found that trademark applications submitted with the help of a trademark attorney were up to fifty percent more likely to be approved.
Not necessarily. It’s possible for two businesses to use the same name as long as there isn’t a likelihood of confusion between the two. For example, Pandora is the name of both a music streaming service and a jewelry brand. Because the products and services offered by both businesses aren’t likely to be confused, each is free to use the name, Pandora. If you are unsure about the availability of a particular mark, Gerben IP can assist you.
In today’s global economy, it’s likely you’ll do business outside the United States at some point in the future, either through sales, distribution, or manufacturing. Unfortunately, your federally registered trademark will not protect you in disputes that occur outside the U.S. It can, however, be a springboard to international registration. Once you’ve submitted your application with the USPTO, you can then submit your application outside the United States, either by applying directly with each country’s trademark office or by using the Madrid Protocol. This international treaty allows registrants to file a single application that can then be applied to over 90 member countries. Approval is then made on a country-by-country basis. Learn more about why you should consider registering internationally.
Business owners are always working, and it may seem like you can’t afford to fit trademark monitoring into your busy schedule. In most cases, though, you can’t afford not to monitor your mark. When someone knowingly or unknowingly uses your mark, it could damage your brand’s reputation and steer loyal customers away. Fortunately, most trademark attorneys, including those at Gerben IP, offer monitoring services to clients. We’ll alert you to potential infringement and assist you in taking legal action when needed, as well.
Because both your business name and your logo represent your brand in the marketplace, both are considered trademarks and should be registered with the USPTO.
“ We were referred to Josh by a business colleague, and were skeptical that any online US Trademark filing process could be both simple and successful. Our experience with other firms (on other trademarks) had been tedious and expensive, by comparison. But Josh’s system worked, and we were awarded both trademarks…”
— Michael Zimmerman, MarketPoint
“…I am smart enough to know that this is a highly specialized area of the law that requires patience, understanding, extensive research, a finely tuned verification process and the ability to navigate the steps and procedures established by the federal government. But I am even smarter to know that, in the age of the specialist, I needed the best…”
— Wayne Halper, Law Office of Wayne Halper
“…When working with Josh on our Trademark/Service Mark application process, his communication was excellent and his expertise and personal demeanor quickly built trust in the business matters. He manages a detailed and well balanced analysis and is results and success driven..”
— Johan Reinhoudt, EffectiveSalesCoaching.NL
“ I hired Josh to do some trademarking work for me. He was very knowledgeable, explained the process clearly, made sure it was filed in a timely manner, and followed up with me each step of the way.”
— Kathy Wolper, Kathy’s Just Desserts, Inc.
“ Working with Josh was an absolute pleasure. He made the process of getting our trademark a breeze. Should we ever seek another trademark we would certainly retain Josh again in a heartbeat. I recommend him very highly.”
— Verena Frydberg, Makeover Your MS
“ Every now and again you come across someone who you know will always get the job done, be upfront and honest, and looks out for you. It’s great never having to worry about Trademarks. I know I can just give him a call and it’ll be done quickly, affordable, and done right…”
— Megan Cummins, Sparklepop