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Wichita Trademark Registration

Trademark Attorney Services for Your Wichita 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 Wichita-based Businesses

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

Trademark attorney Josh Gerben founded Gerben IP in 2008, to provide professional trademark representation to individuals and businesses of all sizes. Gerben and his team have registered thousands of trademarks for clients across the country, including the Wichita area. Whether you plan to open a deli in Downtown Wichita or expand your landscape contracting firm in Andover, Gerben IP is ready to assist you.


How many trademarks are filed each year by businesses in Wichita, Kansas?

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

Year# of Trademarks Filed
2021295
2020279
2019250
2018293
2017228
2016219
2015223
2014322
Year# of Trademarks Filed
2013245
2012237
2011227
2010186
2009195
2008259
2007246
2006 269

Why is trademark registration important for ITC business owners?

It’s an exciting time to open a new business in Wichita! If you are planning to open your own business in this bustling Midwestern city, consider working with a trademark attorney to conduct a comprehensive trademark search and file an application with the USPTO.

Consider this scenario: Blake is a chef and health enthusiast in the Wichita area. He creates his own line of healthy condiments to match his healthy lifestyle, and, after positive feedback from friends and family, he starts to sell his products, which he names Fit and Fresh, at local farmers markets. Because the business is still so small, Blake ultimately decides that he does not need to conduct a trademark search or file for trademark registration.

After steady success at local farmers markets, Blake creates a website where he intends to sell his Fit and Fresh products across the country. Unfortunately, though, he soon learns some devastating news. A large condiments brand has recently decided to create its own healthy products and has chosen the name Fit and Fresh. Because the large brand filed for trademark registration early on, they are well within their rights to ask Blake to take down his website and rebrand his product.

Blake’s costly and time-consuming mistake could have been avoided. Engage a trademark attorney from the beginning to ensure that your mark is available before you begin to use it in the marketplace. Contact Gerben IP today to learn more about our trademark registration services.

Top 4 questions Wichita businesses have about obtaining a trademark.

What is the USPTO?

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

How is a trademark different from a copyright?

A trademark is anything that shows that your product or service is associated with your brand. Common trademarks include business or product names, logos, and slogans. A copyright, on the other hand, protects creative works, like song lyrics, art, and novels. Read more about how a trademark is different than a copyright here.

What is a priority date?

The date you submit your application to the USPTO will become your priority date. Anyone looking to register a confusingly similar trademark after that date will not be approved by the USPTO. This is one reason it is beneficial to start the trademark application process early on, to lock in this valuable protection.

When will I need to renew my trademark?

For new trademarks, the first renewal will occur between the fifth and sixth year, and then again between the ninth and tenth year. After that, you will be required to renew your trademark every ten years. As long as you meet renewal deadlines and continue to use your trademark in the marketplace, your trademark won’t expire.


Common misperceptions about trademarks heard around Wichita, KS.

My federally registered trademark will protect me against infringement in other countries.

Your U.S. trademark registration provides valuable protections for your trademark, but it will not protect your brand is disputes outside the United States. If you conduct business in another country, either through sales or manufacturing, you should strongly consider obtaining trademark registration in that country as well. Check out these four reasons you should register for an international trademark.

I registered my business name, and that is enough to protect my business.

Obtaining a trademark registration for your business name is certainly important, but it is likely not enough to protect your brand. A trademark is anything that represents your brand in the marketplace. While a business name does this, so do product names, logos, and even signature colors. Contact Gerben IP if you are unsure about which aspects of your business would benefit from trademark registration.

Once I trademark a word, no other business will be able to use it.

Owning a trademark registration for a particular word does not prohibit others from using the word. The USPTO will reject a trademark application if a confusingly similar mark is already in use, but if consumer confusion is not likely, another business may be able to use the word. For example, Delta is a well-known trademark for both an airline and a faucet manufacturer, because there’s little to no likelihood of confusion between the two companies.

The USPTO examiner will conduct a search of my trademark, so I don’t need to conduct my own search.

An examiner at the USPTO will conduct a trademark search, but only after you’ve submitted your application and paid your filing fees. If the examiner finds a similar mark is in use, your application could be rejected and your fees lost. For this reason, it’s important to conduct a search prior to filing your application. If you find a potentially conflicting mark, you’ll be able to make changes before submission.

I should include as many International Classes as possible on my trademark application.

While your brand will benefit from broad protections, including multiple classes on your trademark application may not be the best idea. First, an application with too many classes could be rejected, especially if you won’t be able to document use of those classes in the near future. In addition, your filing fees are based upon the number of classes you file, so additional classes could quickly drive up the cost to file your mark. Instead, include only the classes of goods or services you offer now or plan to offer in the near future.

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Trademark Searches
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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.B DB D ★★★★★ Easy to work with. Did everything online.Got a Trademark and would recommend to others.Ellisa BennettEllisa Bennett ★★★★★ Josh and the team have been very easy to work with! We got all the trademarks we wanted, for the agreed fixed price with no hastles or unexpected costs. Great value for money. The team is very professional and friendly to work with!TRAINING DAYTRAINING DAY ★★★★★ Hands down the most knowledgeable and reputable IP law firm.Martin BeardshallMartin Beardshall ★★★★★ An excellent service provided by Josh and his team.Would heartily recommend, especially to those that have little or no knowledge of the US trademark and IP laws.js_loader

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