Our Trademark Search & Filing Services
Please see below for our trademark search and/or registration service package details:
Comprehensive Trademark Search Service ($399)
1. Comprehensive Trademark Search
We start by conducting a comprehensive trademark clearance that involves searching the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database, trademark databases for all fifty states, common law trademark databases, and domain name databases. Typically, the trademark search takes 5-10 business days (highly dependent on number of results). To ensure the best results for our clients, our trademark search is more comprehensive and complete than an “exact match” screening. For example, if your mark is GREAT we would locate the name GR8 within our results.
2. Legal Opinion Letter
After we conduct the trademark clearance search, we draft a legal opinion letter based on those results. We will then email you that letter along with the trademark search report for your review.
3. Phone Consultation with a Trademark Attorney
Our attorney will contact you for a consultation regarding these results. We’ll provide legal advice on how to proceed based on the search. We will provide answers to all your trademarking questions.
Trademark Registration Filing Service ($599)*
Includes all the above features of the Comprehensive Trademark Search Service plus the following:
4. Discounted Trademark Search
If we provide you with the legal opinion that you are unlikely to register your trademark because of conflicting mark you can receive a second trademark search for the discounted price of $199 (normally $299). You can decide on any other name and we will run another comprehensive search. We will provide you a second opinion via email accompanied with another report detailing the marks found in the second trademark search.
5. Trademark Registration Filing Online
Once we have discussed your trademark search results, our trademark attorney carefully drafts and files the application for one international class of goods/services with the USPTO through their online service. The trademark registration filing is submitted within 48 hours of your approval. Then begins the 8-11 month process of the USPTO. The USPTO will respond to the application within about 3-4 months, then once approved, it is another 5-6 months to register.
6. Trademark Attorney Monitors Your Application
After the trademark registration filing, we monitor the status of your application, respond to non-substantive Office actions** and notify you of any required responses to the USPTO. Basically, we keep you updated through the trademark registration process.
7. Federal Trademark Registration Certificate Mailed to You
Once the trademark registration is approved, we mail you the certificate from the USPTO along with a packet of information from our law firm.
Trademark Registration Filing Plus Logo Service ($999)*
Includes all the above services, 1-7, for both your name and your logo separately.
8. We file your design and word mark the proper way, separately.
We conduct two separate searches, we provide two separate legal opinions, we file two separate applications with the USPTO.
- The word mark protects your name in any style, design, font, or capitalization, and will prevent other similarly worded marks from registering in similar class, based on your earlier filing/registration.
- The design mark protects any design aspects with your mark. Think Twitter, they own the word TWITTER, but also the little blue bird design mark, the blue bird filing essentially prevents any other social networking service from using a bird.
*The USPTO government fee for filing a U.S. trademark registration is $250 or $350 per international class depending on the filing basis as well as any changes or amendments during the application process. Intent-to-use applications filed on a 1(b) basis will incur an additional USPTO filing fee of $100 for filing an Amendment to Allege Use or a Statement of Use. Clients have the option to add additional classes to the registration for a legal fee of $99 per class plus the required government fee.
**Non-substantive Office actions are defined as Office actions related to issues with the legal entity status or citizenship of the applicant, the identification of goods or services, improper specimens, or improper dates of use. Substantive Office actions (not covered) are based on more complicated problems identified by the Examining Attorney and require a more thorough analysis. Substantive Office actions include, but are not limited to, statutory prohibitions, such as refusals based on likelihood of confusion, mere descriptiveness (or generic marks), misdescriptiveness, surnames, or scandalous marks. Upon receipt of a substantive Office action, we will provide a free evaluation to determine whether or not the issue can be resolved and provide an estimate of the fees associated with responding to the Office action.