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, PLLC Assists Virginia Beach Businesses with Trademark Registration

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

Federal trademark law protects the valuable brands, products and inventions created by Virginia Beach businesses, and trademark registration legislation has been enacted to secure these rights. Upon approval of the necessary trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, businesses can benefit from the trademark laws that prohibit other companies from violating their rights. Many Virginia Beach, VA businesses that are motivated to apply for trademark registration count on trademark attorney Josh Gerben of the Gerben Law Firm, PLLC to spearhead the filing process.

Josh Gerben developed the customized ONE-ON-ONE™ currently utilized by Gerben Law Firm. Every company’s trademark is distinct, requiring a unique approach to every application. As such, the customized approach of ONE-ON-ONE™ trademark registration comes with the direct, personal interaction encouraged by Mr. Gerben. He establishes the attorney-client relationship at the outset, encouraging individualized attention and ensuring quick response to client needs throughout the trademark application process.

The Registration Process for Virginia Beach, VA Businesses

Any company seeking to file an application for protections under trademark law is required to go through the complicated registration process. In advance of completing the necessary forms, applicants must conduct a meticulous search of the USPTO records to figure out whether the proposed mark is already in use. The agency will deny an application that has been approved on behalf of another entity. After ensuring that there are no conflicts, the candidate sends the required paperwork and filing fees to the USPTO for review. Then, the application is scrutinized to compare it with existing registrations. The entire process is complex, leading to the USPTO’s recommendation that potential Virginia Beach, Virginia applicants hire an experienced trademark lawyer. Gerben Law Firm, PLLC has successfully obtained trademark registrations for thousands of companies who have retained his professional services.

Continued Protection

After an application has been approved by the USPTO, the trademark becomes a valuable piece of property and companies must remain vigilant in order to protect it. When a Virginia Beach, VA business comes across a violation of their trademark rights, it is entitled to an array of remedies under trademark law. Trademark attorney Josh Gerben can assist in handling infringement matters, issuing cease and desist orders as appropriate and pursuing litigation as necessary.

Additional USPTO Requirements

Over time, there will be additional filings required by USPTO regulations, even once the initial trademark application has been approved. Additional paperwork and requisite fees must be sent periodically as a renewal of the rights afforded by federal trademark laws. Josh Gerben is knowledgeable about the ongoing filings that are required by the USPTO, and is positioned to handle the necessary follow up forms on behalf of clients who have retained his services. The Gerben Law Firm has experience and expertise in all areas of trademark law, including initial applications, confronting infringement, litigation, and ongoing USPTO filing requirements.