Trademark Attorney in Charleston SC

If you are a successful business owner, protecting your intellectual property rights is one of the most important steps that you can take to safeguard your company. Often, hiring a trademark attorney in Charleston to register a trademark is an arduous process that results in outrageous hourly fees and complicated paperwork.

At Sausser Summers, PC, our goal is to make the trademark registration process as straightforward and cost-effective as possible, so that you can focus on growing your business while we take the necessary steps to protect what you have worked so hard to build.

Unlike other law firms, Sausser Summers, PC provides flat fee trademark services at an affordable price. Our goal is to eliminate the uncertainty that comes with hourly work, so you know exactly how much your total expenses will be at the outset of our relationship.

With a BBB A+ rating, we are consistently ranked as one of the top trademark law firms in the U.S. We aim to provide you with the same five-star service that you would receive from large firms, with a modern twist at a rate that won’t break the bank.

How Sausser Summers, PC Flat Fee Trademark Service Works

Our flat fee trademark process is simple, streamlined, and consists of three steps:

  1. Choose your trademark service and provide us with information about your trademark through our online questionnaire. Once this is complete, you will pay the flat fee for us to move forward.
  2. Our trademark lawyers in Charleston will conduct an extensive search to make sure you are in the clear to register your trademark. Once our search has concluded, we will send you a legal opinion letter informing you of our search results.
  3. Our trademark attorneys will file your trademark and provide updates throughout the registration process.

Our three-step process lets you:

  1. Work one-on-one with an experienced trademark attorney in Charleston who will consult with you at your convenience.
  2. Save your hard-earned money with our flat fee trademark services.
  3. Gain access to a licensed trademark attorney who will file your trademark application.
  4. Get updates on your trademark application as it moves through the registration process.
  5. Focus on running your business while Sausser Summers, PC handles the hard work. No headaches, no hidden fees, no tricks.

Trademark Services at a Glance

Whether you need help maintaining your current trademark or require assistance canceling an abandoned mark, Sausser Summers, PC is here to help. Here are just a few of the trademark services that we provide to clients:

Comprehensive Trademark Search – For many entrepreneurs, this is the first and most crucial step to take when it’s time to safeguard your business and intellectual property. Your trademark attorney in Charleston will conduct a thorough search of the USPTO Federal Trademark Database and each U.S state’s trademark database. We will also perform a trademark domain name search and a trademark common law search on your behalf. We will follow up with a 30-minute phone call, where we will discuss the results of our trademark search and send you a drafted legal opinion letter.

U.S. Trademark Filing – Once your trademark lawyer in Charleston has completed a comprehensive trademark search, the next step is to file a trademark application. We will submit your application within 1-3 business days and keep you updated on its USPTO status throughout the registration process.
U.S Trademark Office Actions – These actions are essentially initial rejections of your trademark by the USPTO. Applicants have six months in which to respond to this rejection. For a flat fee, your trademark lawyer from Sausser Summers, PC will compose a response on your behalf so that you may continue to focus on your day-to-day business tasks.

U.S Trademark Renewal – If you already own a trademark, Sausser Summers, PC will renew your registered trademark so that it remains current. Extended protection varies depending on how long you have held your trademark. We encourage you to visit our U.S Trademark Renewal page to find out which renewal service best fits your current situation.

U.S. Trademark Cease & Desist – Whether you have been accused of infringing on someone’s trademark and received a cease and desist letter or have found an infringer on your own mark, it is imperative that you respond. If you have received a letter and do not respond, you might be sued. If you find an infringer and do not demand that they stop, you may lose your trademark rights. To discuss the best course of action for your situation, we recommend you contact Sausser Summers, PC, for a risk-free consultation at no additional cost. Once you speak directly to one of our attorneys, we will send your cease and desist letter or respond to the one you have received for an affordable flat fee.

Statement of Use – If you plan on using your mark in commerce, you must file a Statement of Use to notify the USPTO. This filing must take place six months after you receive your Notice of Allowance. For an affordable flat-rate fee, your trademark attorney in Charleston will make any requisite filings on your behalf. Before you decide on a course of action, we encourage you to contact our office at (843) 654-0078 to speak with one of our attorneys. This consultation will help us get a better understanding of your situation and is always free and confidential.

Additional U.S Trademark Attorney Services

In addition to the services listed above, we also help our clients enforce their trademarks, monitor trademark filings, and even help protect business owners from trademark infringement on platforms like Amazon and Etsy.
Have questions about our flat-fee trademark services? It would be our pleasure to speak with you at your earliest convenience, so that you can preserve the one asset that sets you apart from everyone else: your name.

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Sarah Miller Attorney at Law

Sarah Miller Attorney at Law Butler & College 501 Belle Hall Parkway, Suite 101 Mount Pleasant 843-284-8676 www.bandclawfirm.com A graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Financial Management, specializing in real estate, Sarah Miller decided to continue her education and attend law school, concentrating on estate planning and real estate. Since graduating from the Charleston School of Law, she has focused her practice on estate planning, ...

Sarah Miller Attorney at Law
Butler & College
501 Belle Hall Parkway, Suite 101
Mount Pleasant
843-284-8676
www.bandclawfirm.com

A graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Financial Management, specializing in real estate, Sarah Miller decided to continue her education and attend law school, concentrating on estate planning and real estate. Since graduating from the Charleston School of Law, she has focused her practice on estate planning, probate and real estate. She was hired by Butler & College Law Firm in February 2016 to manage their estate planning division and assist clients with real estate transactions.

Miller helps families make important plans for the future.

“Estate planning is difficult and emotional to think about because it means you are planning for unfortunate circumstances – death and incapacity,” she said. “But it is necessary to make plans so that loved ones won’t run into problems down the road.”

“My goal is to make legal matters as painless as possible. It makes me happy to be able to help people throughout some of life’s most challenging times,” she said.

Ms. Carmen Sessions Scott

About Ms. Carmen Sessions Scott With a focus on women's products, Carmen Scott represents victims of harmful medical drugs and devices, medical negligence, and corporate misconduct. She also advocates for human trafficking victims who seek to hold hotel franchises and other corporate entities accountable for allegedly enabling trafficking for profit.Carmen helps lead Motley Rice's mass tort pharmaceutical litigation by managing complex personal injury and economic recovery damages cases. She has been on the forefront of national lit...

About Ms. Carmen Sessions Scott

With a focus on women's products, Carmen Scott represents victims of harmful medical drugs and devices, medical negligence, and corporate misconduct. She also advocates for human trafficking victims who seek to hold hotel franchises and other corporate entities accountable for allegedly enabling trafficking for profit.Carmen helps lead Motley Rice's mass tort pharmaceutical litigation by managing complex personal injury and economic recovery damages cases. She has been on the forefront of national litigation, including multidistrict litigation pending in California for thousands of women who developed severe health complications allegedly caused by Bayer Corp.’s contraceptive device Essure . She… Read more

Mr. John Eugene Herrick

About Mr. John Eugene Herrick John Herrick has spent more than 30 years representing victims of asbestos exposure suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.As a leader of the firm’s occupational disease practice, John continues to fight for the rights of those harmed by asbestos and other occupational diseases and assists in managing the firm’s asbestos litigation teams. A senior trial lawyer with years of courtroom experience, John represents individuals and families against defendants which manufa...

About Mr. John Eugene Herrick

John Herrick has spent more than 30 years representing victims of asbestos exposure suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.As a leader of the firm’s occupational disease practice, John continues to fight for the rights of those harmed by asbestos and other occupational diseases and assists in managing the firm’s asbestos litigation teams. A senior trial lawyer with years of courtroom experience, John represents individuals and families against defendants which manufactured and sold defective and unreasonably dangerous asbestos-containing products and equipment, as well as premise owners and contractors who specified and installed those products. John has litigated asbestos… Read more

Mount Pleasant attorney’s law license suspended six months for misconduct

A Mount Pleasant attorney’s law license has been suspended for six months after she pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of unlawful communication. According to the S.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday, the suspension for Melisa White Gay’s license would be retroactive to the date of her interim suspension, which began March 21, 2018. “I feel fortunate that the decision from the Supreme Court allows me to begin the process for reinstatemen...

A Mount Pleasant attorney’s law license has been suspended for six months after she pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of unlawful communication.

According to the S.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday, the suspension for Melisa White Gay’s license would be retroactive to the date of her interim suspension, which began March 21, 2018.

“I feel fortunate that the decision from the Supreme Court allows me to begin the process for reinstatement to the South Carolina Bar,” Gay said. “I look forward to resuming my practice as soon as I can.”

The original felony obstruction of justice charge she faced was dropped.

Gay, 56, must pay “the costs incurred in the investigation and prosecution of this matter” within the next 30 days, according to the Supreme Court ruling.

In addition, she will have to “demonstrate her compliance with” legal ethics rules, including completing a Legal Ethics and Practice Program school within the past year.

Editor’s note: A previous version story incorrectly stated Melisa White Gay’s plea agreement. She pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge of unlawful communication.

Your Trademark Experts

Start protecting your trademarks today! Our Trademark Attorneys can help you at each stage of your filing journey. We are always excited to help companies protect what sets them apart, and makes them who they are. Start Your Application We're a small company without a budget for IP or other legal fees, so it's been refreshing to work with them as we have never felt too small. They've worked within whatever budget we have been...

Start protecting your trademarks today! Our Trademark Attorneys can help you at each stage of your filing journey.

We are always excited to help companies protect what sets them apart, and makes them who they are.

Start Your Application

We're a small company without a budget for IP or other legal fees, so it's been refreshing to work with them as we have never felt too small. They've worked within whatever budget we have been able to carve out to make sure our trademark and images are protected. They've been fast, efficient, and very responsive. It's good to know we're protected and have a great resource to turn to with any questions we have.