Trademark Attorney in Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant 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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Celebrated South Carolina lawyer Ron Motley has died at the age of 68, law partner Joe Rice confirmed Thursday.

No cause of death was given for the trial lawyer, and funeral arrangements have not been announced.

Motley served as lead counsel in lawsuits that ultimately yielded the largest civil settlement in U.S. history in which the tobacco industry agreed to reimburse states for smoking-related health care costs.

As part of the Ness Motley firm, he also sued on behalf of asbestos victims and the families of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack victims.

Motley's practice underwent a transformation in 2003 when he and Rice formed the Motley Rice firm. The Mount Pleasant-based practice is one of the largest plaintiffs' firms in the country. The name change was partly because 13 attorneys and about 40 support staff left to form a new firm, Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brinkman, in 2002.

The family of deceased South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Julius "Bubba" Ness also sued the firm, saying the Ness portion of the name should be dropped since the practice was no longer connected to the family. Ness' son-in-law, Terry Richardson, was among the lawyers who left to form the new firm.

On Thursday, Richardson remembered Motley _ with whom he practiced for nearly 30 years _ as a tenacious attorney who was a major figure in a time when plaintiffs' law experienced a renaissance.

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The S.C. Supreme Court has suspended a Mount Pleasant attorney’s law license after she was arrested on suspicion of obstructing justice last month.

Melisa White Gay, 55, was arrested in February by the State Law Enforcement Division and charged with a single obstruction count, according to jail and court records.

The Supreme Court announced its decision to suspend Gay’s license Wednesday until further order of the court.

Her legal practice was placed under receivership and she was barred from making withdrawals from any of her bank accounts, according to the order. The court-appointed receiver was also given authority to receive Gay’s mail.

Gay’s alleged misconduct stemmed from her representation of Dwayne Walker, a 39-year-old North Charleston resident who was arrested in December by SLED on one count each of cocaine trafficking and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, according to an affidavit.

The attorney called Walker’s girlfriend while she was meeting with her client and told the girlfriend to move cash and paperwork from Walker’s residence, the affidavit said. Gay also told the girlfriend to take the money to one of Walker’s associates, it said.

SLED agents who were with Walker’s girlfriend overheard the conversation, the affidavit said. Gay admitted to making the call and admitted to agents that she knew her instructions amounted to illegal activity.

Her obstruction case is pending in court.

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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.

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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.

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