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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:

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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 Seabrook 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 Seabrook 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 Seabrook 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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Veterans Day Golf Charity Tees Off 10th Outing

By The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club for The Island ConnectionThe Seabrook Island Club and the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club will be sponsoring its 10th annual Veterans Day charitable golf outing on Monday, Nov. 8 to honor veterans who have served the country and raise money to support the Ralph Johnson Veterans Hospital and the Friends of Fisher House. The event will be the biggest event yet with the addition of Seabrook Island Real Estate as a major contributor and both courses will be used. The event will be a captain’s choic...

By The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club for The Island Connection

The Seabrook Island Club and the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club will be sponsoring its 10th annual Veterans Day charitable golf outing on Monday, Nov. 8 to honor veterans who have served the country and raise money to support the Ralph Johnson Veterans Hospital and the Friends of Fisher House. The event will be the biggest event yet with the addition of Seabrook Island Real Estate as a major contributor and both courses will be used. The event will be a captain’s choice scramble format beginning with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Teams will be flighted for awards based on total team handicap. There will be pizza and drinks in the club house after play is completed. All Lowcountry residents are invited to participate. Team and individual registrations are welcomed. Wounded Warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan will be participating as guests. The entry fee for Seabrook Island Club members is $70 plus cart fee. For non-club members, the fee is $120 — $50 of the entry fee will be set aside as a charitable contribution to the Ralph Johnson Veterans Hospital and Fisher House. You may register for the event by clicking sic-2021veteransdaygolfouting. golfgenius.com, calling the Seabrook Island Golf Shop at 843-768- 2529, or sending an email to golf@ discoverseabrook.com. If you cannot play in the event but would like to make a contribution, you can send a check to Alan Armstrong, 2427 Golf Oak Park, Seabrook Island SC 29455. Checks should be made payable to the Friends of Fisher House or the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Hospital.

If you have any questions, call Armstrong at 410-274-7545 or email alan9631@comcast.net.

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Seabrook neighbors’ spat over drainage pipe decided by SC Supreme Court

SEABROOK ISLAND — A neighborly dispute over a drainage pipe made it all the way to the S.C. Supreme Court last year, and justices recently decided the yearslong case will be resolved with just $1,000 in damages.It’s not uncommon for neighbors in the flood-prone Lowcountry to clash over drainage issues, but few cases make it to the state’s highest court.The seeds of the legal conflict were sown in 2002, when Paul Dennis McLaughlin and Susan Rode McLaughlin bought a lot on the island to build a home there, accor...

SEABROOK ISLAND — A neighborly dispute over a drainage pipe made it all the way to the S.C. Supreme Court last year, and justices recently decided the yearslong case will be resolved with just $1,000 in damages.

It’s not uncommon for neighbors in the flood-prone Lowcountry to clash over drainage issues, but few cases make it to the state’s highest court.

The seeds of the legal conflict were sown in 2002, when Paul Dennis McLaughlin and Susan Rode McLaughlin bought a lot on the island to build a home there, according to court documents. Their lot, like that of neighbors Richard Ralph and Eugenia Ralph, had a “no-build zone” with an underground, corroded drainage pipe.

A different drainage line on the golf course next door was installed that same year. The McLaughlins then spent the next six years talking to the island’s Property Owners Association about whether they could build on the section of their plot with the old pipe. They finally got permission to do so, and in 2008 told builders to remove their portion.

The Ralphs, however, protested that the corroded line was still helping to drain their yard of rainfall. When the McLaughlin’s section was removed, the Ralphs said flooding on their property got worse.

Ainsley Tillman, an attorney for the Ralphs, said the couple’s yard has ponding after it rains, and the standing water has drowned trees on the property.

That’s what led the couple to file their original suit, claiming trespass and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and asking for hundreds of thousands in damages. After a trial they were awarded just $1,000; despite winning, they appealed the amount of the court’s award.

An appeals court agreed there could be a new trial only over the amount of damages awarded. That’s the decision the state Supreme Court reversed on March 17 in a unanimous decision that reinstated the $1,000 payout and ended the case.

Tillman said her clients feel $1,000 is inadequate. Additionally, the legal fees the Ralphs spent so far “have not been insignificant,” Tillman said, but she declined to say exactly how big the bill was.

Hamlin O’Kelley, an attorney for the McLaughlins, declined to comment on the case and said his clients also would not comment.

But the saga may not be over: Tillman said the Ralphs are deciding whether they will ask the Supreme Court to re-hear the case, as they hope for a higher damage amount.

“When you are deciding whether or not to pursue an appeal in a case, they weigh the cost of litigation against the damage to your property,” Tillman said. “That’s kind of the balancing test.”

Sea turtles return to Seabrook Island, nesting begins

While sea turtle volunteers have been walking South Carolina’s beaches in search of nests since May 1, the official start of the season, it wasn’t until Wednesday that they found something to count.South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) biologists and volunteers are excited to announce that a mother loggerhead laid the first nest of the season sometime the previous night on Seabrook Island. Volunteers Sandy MacCoss and Lucy Hoover spotted a crawl and located the nest on the island 20 miles south of Charlest...

While sea turtle volunteers have been walking South Carolina’s beaches in search of nests since May 1, the official start of the season, it wasn’t until Wednesday that they found something to count.

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) biologists and volunteers are excited to announce that a mother loggerhead laid the first nest of the season sometime the previous night on Seabrook Island. Volunteers Sandy MacCoss and Lucy Hoover spotted a crawl and located the nest on the island 20 miles south of Charleston.

“Our staff and nest protection volunteers have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the season’s first nest marking the return of these ancient reptiles,” said SCDNR biologist Michelle Pate, who oversees the agency’s sea turtle nesting program. “We’re hopeful for a great season under the watchful eyes of our dedicated volunteer network members.”

Despite the complications of the 2020 season, which ranged from beach closures to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, it was a successful nesting year for South Carolina’s sea turtle population, with 5,560 nests laid. Because nesting exacts a high energy toll on the large reptiles, female sea turtles do not come ashore to lay eggs every year. This pattern results in nesting fluctuations from year to year – 2019 broke all records with 8,795 nests, but 2018 saw just 2,767 nests.

Overall, sea turtle nest numbers across the Southeast have trended up over the past decade, making biologists across the region optimistic that these threatened reptiles are beginning to recover after several decades of conservation efforts.

Four sea turtle species nest on South Carolina beaches: loggerheads, greens, Kemp’s ridleys, and leatherbacks. All four species are classified as endangered or threatened and are protected under the Endangered Species Act in addition to local and state ordinances. Loggerhead nests comprise the vast majority of the state’s total number each year, but 2020 saw at least one nest from each species and even five nests from a loggerhead-hawksbill hybrid.

Sea turtle season officially runs from May 1 through October 31, with hatching beginning around the start of July.

Sea turtle clutches average 120 eggs and hatch after approximately 60 days. Nesting females may remain in South Carolina waters and continue to nest every two weeks, laying up to six nests per season. Throughout this stressful time, the turtles also abstain from eating.

South Carolina beachgoers can help the state’s sea turtles by keeping beaches clean, turning beachfront lights out to avoid disorienting turtles, and giving all sea turtles and nests a wide and respectful berth when encountered on the beach.

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MUSC Health Sea Islands project moves forward with land donation, selection of architectural firm

Residents to gain access to critical health care services closer to homeCHARLESTON, S.C. (Aug. 5, 2021) – MUSC Health is moving forward with a project that will bring emergency care to citizens living in remote areas on Johns, Kiawah and Seabrook islands.The project is made possible in part by a commitment from Kiawah Partners to donate six acres of land to the Medical University Hospital Authority (MUSC Health). MUSC Health will build a free-standing emergency department (ED) and medical...

Residents to gain access to critical health care services closer to home

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Aug. 5, 2021) – MUSC Health is moving forward with a project that will bring emergency care to citizens living in remote areas on Johns, Kiawah and Seabrook islands.

The project is made possible in part by a commitment from Kiawah Partners to donate six acres of land to the Medical University Hospital Authority (MUSC Health). MUSC Health will build a free-standing emergency department (ED) and medical office on the land, which has been valued at $4.85 million.

“After seven years of working side by side with MUSC to bring this important project to fruition, we could not be prouder to donate the six acres of land needed for the development and to continue our partnership with the MUSC team,” said Chris Randolph, Kiawah Partners. “This new facility will bring vitally important world-class medical care to Kiawah, Seabrook and the Sea Islands residents, which will only add to the exceptional experience that comes with living here.”

The 22,740-square-foot facility will be located at 1884 Seabrook Island Road, near Bohicket Marina. The ED will include four exam rooms, two trauma rooms, imaging and lab services and a rooftop helicopter pad. The medical office will offer primary and specialty care.

A telemedicine network will connect the entire facility to MUSC Health providers in downtown Charleston for additional care and consultation, if needed.

“People living in this area have to travel 30 or 45 minutes to reach the nearest hospital, sometimes more depending on traffic. That’s a big problem for someone having a stroke or cardiac event,” said Patrick J. Cawley, M.D., MUSC Health CEO and vice president for Health Affairs, University. “This new facility brings that care directly into the community. We’re extremely grateful to Kiawah Partners for helping to make that possible.”

The project is estimated to cost $24 million. Of that amount, MUSC is working to raise $15 million in private support.

In mid-June, McMillan Pazdan Smith (MPS) was chosen to design the project. MPS is also one of two architectural firms working on designs for a new MUSC Health hospital in rural Williamsburg County.

Construction on the Sea Islands project is expected to begin in early 2022 and conclude in fall 2023.

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About MUSC Health

As the clinical health system of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 2,000 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan and nearly 275 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eleven hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Fairfield, Florence, Kershaw, Lancaster, Marion and Richland counties. In 2021, for the seventh consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit muschealth.org.

Founded in 1824, MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of $3.2 billion. The more than 20,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers and scientists who deliver groundbreaking education, research, technology and patient care. For information on academic programs, visit musc.edu.

8 tornado warnings issued across Lowcountry overnight | Tropical Storm Elsa

CHARLESTON, S.C.(WCIV) — The National Weather Service has canceled a tornado warning for Charleston, Berkeley, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties, as of 5 a.m. Thursday.That was the eighth tornado warning associated with Tropical Storm Elsa issued for the Lowcountry region and greater Charleston area overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning.—————At 3:10 a.m., the National Weather Service in Charleston issued a tornado warning for inland Berkeley County, including Moncks Corner, Cord...

CHARLESTON, S.C.(WCIV) — The National Weather Service has canceled a tornado warning for Charleston, Berkeley, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties, as of 5 a.m. Thursday.

That was the eighth tornado warning associated with Tropical Storm Elsa issued for the Lowcountry region and greater Charleston area overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning.

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At 3:10 a.m., the National Weather Service in Charleston issued a tornado warning for inland Berkeley County, including Moncks Corner, Cordesville, Pineville, Bonneau, Huger, St. Stephen and Jamestown.

Rotation was detected in a thunderstorm near Huger moving north. The warning is in effect until 4 a.m.

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At 3:15 a.m., the NWS expired a previous tornado warning for Folly Beach, James Island, Charleston, Daniel Island, Wando, Huger, Mount Pleasant, Sullivan's Island and Isle of Palms in Charleston and Berkeley counties.

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At 2:25 a.m., the National Weather Service in Charleston issued a tornado warning for Isle of Palms, Mount Pleasant, Wando, Porchers Bluff, Awendaw and north Mt. Pleasant in Charleston County.

The NWS says a radar-confirmed tornado was located near the Mount Pleasant airport and Wando River moving north at 35 mph around 2:35 a.m. Previously, radar indicated rotation in a thunderstorm and a possible waterspout moving onshore.

The warning for that incident ended at 3 a.m.

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At 2:00 a.m., the National Weather Service in Charleston expired a tornado warning that had been issued for Kiawah Island, James Island, Johns Island and Folly Beach in Charleston County.

A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Kiawah Island at 1:40 a.m., moving north at 45 mph, prompting the warning according to the NWS.

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At 1 a.m., the National Weather Service in Charleston issued a tornado warning for Charleston and extreme southern Colleton counties, including Edisto Beach, Seabrook Island, Wadmalaw Island, Hollywood, Meggett and Ravenel.

At 1:15 a.m., the NWS reported a confirmed tornado near Meggett based on radar indications. The rotation was moving inland in the area of Hwy. 165, Hwy. 162 and U.S. Hwy. 17.

Damage reports and radar signatures also indicated a likely tornado touched down near Edisto Beach along Hwy. 174, the NWS says.

The warning for this tornado expired at 1:30 a.m.

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The National Weather Service in Charleston issued a tornado warning for the Hendersonville and Green Pond communities in Colleton County, as well as portions of northeastern Beaufort County, as of 12:25 a.m.

A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near the Dale community at that time, moving Northeast at 50 mph, according to ABC News 4 Storm Tracker Meteorologists.

Seek shelter now if residing in that area.

The warning expired at 1:00 a.m. .

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A tornado warning was issued for Beaufort and Jasper Counties late Wednesday night.

At 11:39 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Hilton Head Airport and moving northwest at 35 miles per hour.

The warning expired at 12:15 a.m., July 8.

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