Tulsa Trademark Registration
Tulsa 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 Perrott, PLLC is not located in Tulsa, it can assist businesses from Oklahoma in registering a federal trademark because it is a federal matter.
Gerben IP was founded in 2008, by trademark attorney Josh Gerben. Since that time, the experienced team and Gerben IP has registered thousands of trademarks for individuals and businesses, large and small. We have clients in all fifty states, including the Tulsa area. Whether you plan to open a craft brewery in the Pearl District or expand your automotive service center in Broken Arrow, the Gerben IP team is ready to assist you.
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Tulsa is a booming Midwestern city with a strong economy, which makes it a great place for entrepreneurs. As new businesses pop up from the city center to suburban Bixby, it’s important to engage an experienced trademark attorney to assist with trademark registration. From conducting a trademark search to submitting your trademark application and responding to Office Actions, your trademark attorney can focus on protecting your brand while you focus on growing it.
Consider this scenario: Meredith wants to open a salon in Downtown Tulsa. She chooses the name Bliss Salon, but before she starts ordering signage and branding the business, Meredith contacts a trademark attorney, who conducts a comprehensive trademarks search. Through the search, Meredith learns that the mark she hoped to use is not available. While it’s frustrating news, she is able to make changes and select a new name before submitting her application. She’ll also avoid any costly and time-consuming legal challenges that could have occurred if she’d moved forward without trademark registration.
By working with an experienced trademark attorney, businesses of all sizes in Oklahoma can feel confident to grow their business without the risk of infringement. Contact Gerben IP today to learn more about our trademark registration and monitoring services.
A federally registered trademark will provide many valuable protections for your business. The first is the presumption of nationwide validity, which will allow you to use your mark in all 50 states without infringing on another business. You’ll also be protected from infringement by other businesses, which allows you to maintain control of your brand as you grow your business. For more information on the benefits of a federal trademark for your business, read our blog post.
The timeline to register a trademark with the USPTO usually takes around 8-10 months from start to finish, though in some situations, it could take a year or more to gain approval.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, is a division of the Department of Commerce. Examiners at the USPTO review applications for both trademark and patents and make determinations about approval. The USPTO also maintains the records for patents and trademarks.
Yes, engaging an attorney to assist you with the trademark registration process can increase your chances of approval from the USPTO. In fact, a study conducted by the University of North Carolina found that applications submitted with the help of a trademark attorney increased the likelihood of approval by up to 50 percent! This is because your attorney can conduct a thorough trademark search, draft your application properly, and respond to non-substantive Office Actions on your behalf, which ensures a smooth registration process from start to finish.
Unfortunately, the answer is no. The protections that come with a federally registered trademark registration will only apply to disputes that occur within the U.S. If you do business outside the United States, you should strongly consider seeking international trademark registration as well.
A trademark is anything that indicates a certain product or service is associated with a particular brand. Copyrights protect works for art that are not associated with a particular brand. Your business name and your logo both represent your brand, so each will require trademark registration.
Many new business owners are concerned with costs as they open their ventures, but it’s important to understand the cost of not registering your trademark. Without the protections provided by trademark ownership, you could be more vulnerable to infringement, which could steer customers from your business or hurt your brand’s reputation. In addition, you could find yourself infringing on another business, which could result in costly legal fees. Gerben IP offers a full range of professional trademark services for a reasonable, flat rate.
The United States is a first-to-use country, so your competitor likely has some rights to the mark if they’ve been using it in the marketplace. If you are unsure about the availability of a particular mark, contact Gerben IP.
The UPSTO will not monitor your trademark’s use or alert you to potential infringement. Once your trademark has been approved, policing it will be your responsibility. Fortunately, many trademark attorneys, including the team at Gerben IP, offer trademark monitoring services. We’ll alert you to all potential infringement and can take legal action against infringers as needed.
“ 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