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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.

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How Sausser Summers, PC Flat Fee Trademark Service Works

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

Our three-step process lets you:

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 Daniel Island 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 Daniel Island 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

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 Daniel Island 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.

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*USPTO filing fee of $250 for one international class is included, as mentioned above. Additional fees will apply if multiple classes. If you have any questions about the total cost please contact us prior to submitting this form.

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Latest News in Daniel Island, SC

DI Grille sells to island resident, reopens as Mac’s Daniel Island

After nearly a decade and a half of service dating back to 2008, Daniel Island Grille has sold its Seven Farms Drive location. The neighborhood pub went public with its farewell announcement via Facebook on April 20.“The almost 15 year journey has been a roller coaster at times, but one that we could never regret,” read a portion of the post published by former longtime co-owners Thomas Dowling and Amy Timmons. “The amazing employees and guests that have become friends and the friends that have become family will be ...

After nearly a decade and a half of service dating back to 2008, Daniel Island Grille has sold its Seven Farms Drive location. The neighborhood pub went public with its farewell announcement via Facebook on April 20.

“The almost 15 year journey has been a roller coaster at times, but one that we could never regret,” read a portion of the post published by former longtime co-owners Thomas Dowling and Amy Timmons. “The amazing employees and guests that have become friends and the friends that have become family will be treasures we will have for a lifetime.”

Two days before the news broke, on April 18, DIG was officially bought by Daniel Island resident Garret McNally and the owner of downtown Chicago-themed sports bar Mac’s Place Pub & Grub.

“We’re very proud to take over this space,” McNally said. “We’re very passionate about what we do and the product we provide. We’re excited to share that with the people on Daniel Island and hopefully be here for many years to come.”

Financial details of the sale and acquisition were not disclosed. McNally noted that the conversation about the transaction dated back to 2019. One of the main reasons it was put on hold was the prolonged impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dowling and Timmons, who were unavailable for comment, said on their Facebook post that their tagline “Family, Friends, and Fun” was received “tenfold” by the staff, patrons and the community.

DIG’s several other locations will remain operational. As will Mac’s other downtown location.

On April 21, just three days after purchasing the former DIG, McNally decided to turn right around and open the doors to his second location: Mac’s Daniel Island.

McNally said that in the coming months, patrons can expect to see changes such as a new paint job, redone bathrooms, new TVs and an arcade game system for children. He noted that the new pub will likely shut down for a week or two this winter for the more extensive renovations.

The focus is to get patrons to desire to dine inside as well. McNally felt the indoor space was previously underutilized in comparison to the traffic at the outside bar.

As for the menu, there will be no immediate changes. McNally said he expects to add new items each week, but there will be no immediate changes to the menu, which will reflect similar bar bites as the Mac’s downtown location. McNally is slowly rolling it out to allow cooks to adjust to the items.

The Daniel Island location will not carry the Chicago sports theme.

As for the staff, current Mac’s employees are mixed with DIG’s former employees. They are currently hiring for all positions including management, host and hostesses, servers and bartenders. Full-time employment comes with salaries and full benefits.

“We just want it to be a neighborhood sports bar,” McNally added. “... I think Daniel Island needs a casual restaurant like this with all of the other offerings out here.”

Mac’s Daniel Island is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, visit macsdi.com.

New marina planned near Daniel Island; 3 Summerville industrial sites sell for $8.1M

A new marina is in the works on Clouter Creek near Daniel Island in southern Berkeley County.Thomas Island Marina will consist of 110 slips along with parking near the southern terminus of Clements Ferry Road, according to site plans.The proposed development will include a 74-space parking area, restroom facility and picnic pavilion as well as a boardwalk across the marsh to the marina.The 1.5-acre parcel is a highland tract on the southern edge of a 16.5-acre parcel owned by a firm called Cloute...

A new marina is in the works on Clouter Creek near Daniel Island in southern Berkeley County.

Thomas Island Marina will consist of 110 slips along with parking near the southern terminus of Clements Ferry Road, according to site plans.

The proposed development will include a 74-space parking area, restroom facility and picnic pavilion as well as a boardwalk across the marsh to the marina.

The 1.5-acre parcel is a highland tract on the southern edge of a 16.5-acre parcel owned by a firm called Clouter Creek Reserve LLC of Charleston.

The city of Charleston must approve the proposal for the site, south of Interstate 526.

Changing hands

A Mount Pleasant real estate investment firm that recently bought a set of office buildings on Shem Creek for nearly $7 million is now the owner of three industrial properties in Summerville after paying $8.1 million.

WRS Inc. Real Estate Investments bought the three sites totaling nearly 56,000 square feet off Varnfield Drive on April 18. The seller was Summerville Industrial Partners LLC.

The deal gives WRS a 25,000-square-foot facility at 215-A&B Varnfield Drive, a 20,803-square-foot building at 114-A&B Trigard Lane and the 9,840-square-foot property at 220 Varnfield Drive.

Pat Marr, development principal with WRS, represented his firm in the purchases off North Main Street, west of Azalea Square Shopping Center.

It’s the company’s latest industrial real estate investment in the Summerville market. In January, WRS paid $13.3 million in two separate transaction to acquire seven industrial and flex-space buildings with a combined 91,000 square feet off U.S. Highway 78 south of Flowertown. One of the sellers was Summerville Industrial Partners.

Earlier this month, WRS paid $6.825 million for twin office buildings at 410 Mill St. beside Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, four years after the property changed hands for $3.5 million, according to Charleston County land records.

Storage sale

A Charleston-based real estate investment firm recently sold three storage facilities across the Southeast for $48.5 million.

Adams Property Group announced April 21 it sold Monster Self Storage sites on Grand Oaks Boulevard in Charleston as well as sites in Savannah, Ga., and Winston-Salem, N.C., to New York-based Life Storage.

The seller said in a prepared statement the self-storage industry has been rapidly growing in recent years and it wanted to take advantage of “the heated market” for the best return to its investors.

All three properties will be rebranded as Life Storage.

Adams Property Group manages a portfolio of more than 1.9 million square feet of self-storage in 22 properties, including Monster and Your Storage Units, across South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

The company also owns nearly 1 million square feet of retail and flex space in the Carolinas and Georgia. Those properties include grocery-anchored retail, non-anchored retail and flex industrial facilities in business parks.

‘Baptists & Bootleggers’ and ‘The Field Guide to Fabulous Food’

If you like food, drinks, history and art, then the May Author Series event is for you!Meet, mingle and listen to authors Kathryn Smith and Kris Manning discuss their most recent books. A question and answer will take place with a book signing to follow. The event will be at Daniel Pointe Retirement Community on Daniel Island, May 25 at 6 p.m.Both writers are excellent storytellers known for their fun presentations. You won’t want to miss this free event!Smith’s newest book is “Baptists & Bootlegger...

If you like food, drinks, history and art, then the May Author Series event is for you!

Meet, mingle and listen to authors Kathryn Smith and Kris Manning discuss their most recent books. A question and answer will take place with a book signing to follow. The event will be at Daniel Pointe Retirement Community on Daniel Island, May 25 at 6 p.m.

Both writers are excellent storytellers known for their fun presentations. You won’t want to miss this free event!

Smith’s newest book is “Baptists & Bootleggers: A Prohibition Expedition Through the South…with Cocktail Recipes.”

Get ready to be entertained with stories about Carry Nation, Al Capone, George Remus, F. Scott Fitzgerald and a host of other historical personalities as you learn of the South’s unique role in the years 1920-1933, when alcohol was banned by the federal government.

Smith’s book takes you to major cities and small towns, all of which struggled between the Baptists and their teetotaling allies who preached temperance and the bootleggers who got rich providing what their customers couldn’t buy legally. Learn how to take your own

Prohibition expedition through hotels, bars, speakeasies, museums and cemeteries, and sample some vintage cocktail recipes along the way. If you have ever thought history is boring, Smith’s storytelling will change your mind.

Manning, a Daniel Island awrtist, musician and author, will talk about her cookbook, “The Field Guide to Fabulous Food.”

Painstakingly handwritten by the author and expertly illustrated by Barbara Meierhusby, the Field Guide is a fresh take on traditional cookbooks.

Created in field guide fashion, Manning encourages culinary adventure — the kind that happens well before the first pan is fired. The cookbook helps aspiring foodies and everyday cooks choose, prepare and cook freshly sourced, local ingredients through easy to

understand recipes, practical techniques and illustrative watercolor images. Throughout the Field Guide, Manning shares personal stories, anecdotes and advice with wit and wisdom from her own culinary adventures.

“Many of the recipes in the Field Guide grew out of my Italian heritage and spending time in the kitchen with family. So many memories came rushing back to me over the past year and a half as I put the cookbook together,” Manning said. “And I channeled those cherished memories during the pandemic to bring to life all of these recipes that will teach you to be a good cook. Heck, if you make them enough times, you’ll be a great cook! The Field Guide is a hands-on cookbook, so, as you make the recipes, write on the pages. You’ll find that your notes will become very important to making these recipes your own.”

The cookbook includes over 50 recipes covering numerous cuisines — from Italian and French, to German, Asian and American fusion. It delivers more than tasty recipes and includes numerous in-depth examinations of ingredients.

This event is free. Tickets are required and available on a first-come basis. You may sign up at: bit.ly/3LCMzSp.

The Daniel Island News Author Series 2022 is a yearlong, monthly series connecting readers with local South Carolina authors and stimulating discussions, questions, and insights on a variety of topics and genres. Please consider making a donation to support the series when you sign up for your ticket.

The Author Series is organized and presented by The Daniel Island News and is sponsored by Loopit, the Daniel Island Community Fund and Bublish, Inc.

For more information on sponsoring or donating to support the Author Series, email sdetar@thedanielislandnews.com. You may also make a donation when you sign up at the Eventbrite page. – Suzanne Detar, sdetare@thedanielislandnews.com.

Six Iron Horses ink college sports scholarships

Last week, Philip Simmons High School celebrated the college signing ceremony as six student-athletes announced their matriculation plans.The ceremony could also serve as a snapshot of the future as more and more Iron Horse athletes will make the school a must stop on the recruiting trail.“It’s the most we’ve had sign since I’ve been here,” said athletic director Dan Minkin, who is completing his third year at the school. “We had one my first year, and two last year. I can see this continue t...

Last week, Philip Simmons High School celebrated the college signing ceremony as six student-athletes announced their matriculation plans.

The ceremony could also serve as a snapshot of the future as more and more Iron Horse athletes will make the school a must stop on the recruiting trail.

“It’s the most we’ve had sign since I’ve been here,” said athletic director Dan Minkin, who is completing his third year at the school. “We had one my first year, and two last year. I can see this continue to grow and grow." He said the signings should continue to grow at a healthy rate and that double-digit signing classes will be here “sooner than you might expect.”

The April 26 signings showed great diversity in the demographics and opportunities.

The girls who signed included the state’s top sprinter in track and field, Naj Watson. The Class AA defending state champ in the 100- and 200-meters, will compete for Georgia Southern. And, standout De’Andra Brown will attend USC Beaufort.

Iron Horse athletic trainer Ella Cooper connected with the SEC, signing with the Kentucky Wildcats. Cheerleader Tori Parulis will go to Charleston Southern in the fall. Volleyball standout Ludy Borges will attend North Carolina Wesleyan.

Cooper’s scholarship might be the most intriguing of the group. She takes a trainer’s class taught by Alli Kunze. She is one of seven student-athletes who were selected for Kentucky’s training program. It’s not unusual to find her working on the sidelines during autumn night’s working with members of the varsity and junior varsity football teams. This spring, she is on the Iron Horse softball team, which has qualified for the Class AA state playoffs.

“It’s amazing that one of our student-athletes was selected, one of seven around the country,” Minkin said. “And it’s in the SEC, such a successful conference.”

Two sport star Tripp Williams will stay close to home, playing football for The Citadel.

The term is student-athlete, and there’s no variance at Philip Simmons.

“Signing a scholarship goes hand-in-hand with what we’re trying to accomplish on and off the field,” Minkin said. “We feel you really can’t experience athletic success if you don’t have academic success.”

The school is in position to win its second Class AA Carlyle Cup, which is given to the top athletic programs in all five classifications in the Palmetto State.

“We use the Carlyle Cup to measure the success of our teams,” Minkin said. “We use scholarships to measure the success of our students on and off the field.”

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Red Cross seeks more volunteers to respond to active hurricane season

As forecasters predict another active Atlantic hurricane season, the American Red Cross of South Carolina is seeking new volunteers to respond to a growing number of climate-driven disasters. This year’s heightened hurricane outlook is part of a years-long trend of more frequent and intense climate disasters, such as hurricanes, wildfires, severe storms and floods.Just in 2021, South Carolina Red Cross volunteers responded to nearly 1,600 disasters within the state, assisting 5,600 people. Additionally, The Red Cross of South Ca...

As forecasters predict another active Atlantic hurricane season, the American Red Cross of South Carolina is seeking new volunteers to respond to a growing number of climate-driven disasters. This year’s heightened hurricane outlook is part of a years-long trend of more frequent and intense climate disasters, such as hurricanes, wildfires, severe storms and floods.

Just in 2021, South Carolina Red Cross volunteers responded to nearly 1,600 disasters within the state, assisting 5,600 people. Additionally, The Red Cross of South Carolina responded to calls to support neighbors in need across the country following multiple large-scale disasters, including mid-west and southern tornadoes, Hurricanes Ida and Henri, and the western wildfires. During the 2021 disaster season, the South Carolina Red Cross Region deployed more than 125 disaster workers, several of them multiple times, to provide comfort and relief to countless families impacted from coast to coast.

“Volunteers are at the heart of our mission, representing 90% of our workforce and responding on a near-constant basis to provide safe shelter, food, and comfort after disasters across the country,” said Rod Tolbert, Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross of South Carolina. “As this relentless pace of severe crises continues, we need more volunteers to grow our capacity and help ensure families never face these emergencies alone.”

Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to help provide relief and hope to people affected by disasters. There most-needed positions include:

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 1-7, 2022, and the American Red Cross reminders people the best time to prepare for a hurricane is before one threatens your home and family.

PREPARE YOUR FAMILY NOW With the increasing risk of climate disasters, it’s more important than ever to follow the three simple steps below to help keep your family safe. Download the free Red Cross Emergency app for more safety information, including real-time weather alerts and disaster shelter locations, by searching “American Red Cross” in your app store or visiting redcross.org/apps.

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