Within five days of your order, we will complete a comprehensive federal, state and common law trademark search to ensure that no pre-existing trademark could cause the denial of your application.
After completing the comprehensive trademark clearance search, a trademark attorney will draft and send you an opinion letter, explaining the results of the search.
Gerben IP will schedule a telephone consultation between you and a trademark attorney to review the results of your trademark search and answer any other questions you may have in relation to your trademark application.
One of Gerben IP’s experienced trademark attorneys will personally draft your trademark application and send it to you for a final review.
Once you’ve had a chance to give your application a final review, we will file it with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. At this time, you will pay the filing fee of $350 per class of goods/services to the U.S. Government.
After your federal trademark application was submitted to the USPTO, Gerben IP will track it through the USPTO’s trademark registration process, leaving you to focus on the day-to-day needs of your business.
Gerben IP will respond to any non-substantive Office Actions the USPTO may issue for your trademark application.
Once your trademark has become federally registered, we will email you the trademark registration certificate from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Since 2008, Gerben IP has been helping clients federally register their trademarks. In that time frame, we have completed over 10,000 trademark clearance searches and registered over 7,500 trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
One of the reasons we offer a flat fee trademark registration package is we believe in providing big firm quality legal services – at an affordable (and easy-to-budget) cost. Gerben IP diligently works to get things right the first time, reducing the possibility of non-substantive Office Actions. This approach saves our clients time, by reducing any hinderances to their trademark application, and money by including these responses in our flat fee price.
Our strong desire to do the absolute best job possible means that we use two professional search softwares and spend 2-3 hours on each search. For redundancy and accuracy, we have two highly trained search paralegals and one trademark attorney work on each clearance search.
As a business owner you have hundreds of other responsibilities that you need to attend to on a daily basis. Gerben IP follows your trademark application through the registration process to ensure it moving as smoothly as possible through the system. If any non-substantive Office Actions arise, we respond to them on your behalf – and at no additional cost to you.
*The flat legal fee of $1,500 quoted on this page and throughout our Web site applies to a trademark search and application for a trademark that is being filed in up to two classes of goods and/or services, and, meets the Lanham Act’s “use in commerce” requirement. To ensure this fee applies to your trademark please contact us for a quote.