TRADEMARKS

A trademark or service mark is a recognizable sign, smell, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others.  The trademark owner can be an individual, business organization, or any legal entity. A trademark may be located on a package, a label, a voucher, on the product itself, or simply displayed.  We file federal trademark applications in every United States for a $250 flat fee, not including government filing fees.

YOUR QUESTIONS…

1.    Can I trademark my logo?

2.    Do I need a trademark?

3.    Do I need an attorney to trademark my name?

4.    The Trademark Office rejected my trademark application.  What do I do now?

5.    If I have a trademark, can I stop someone from registering it as a domain name, or take an existing domain name?

6.    Someone is using a name similar to my name. Can I stop them?

7.    I want to name my product a name that is similar, but not the same as a known product’s name.  Can I do that?

8.    Can I trademark the color that I wrap my chocolates in?

9.    I’ve never used my new logo, can I still trademark it?

10.  Can I used a competitor’s name in my own advertising?  I want to compare the two products.


OUR ANSWERS…

 

TRADEMARK REGISTRATION - FLAT FEE $250

A logo, business name, color, smell, or any other source indicator may be protected using federal trademarks.  We offer federal trademark registration applications on a flat-fee basis, not including government filing fees.  While trademarks are formed by use, a trademark registration is generally required to enforce a trademark in court. Trademark law is confusing and grey. Using an attorney to help with the fiing is important.  If you've tried and don't know what to do next, give us a call.

OPPOSITIONS, CANCELATIONS, & TRADEMARK DISPUTES- FLAT FEE

We represent our clients in trademark infringement cases, dilution cases and unfair competition and false advertising cases in courts across the country, as well as in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the Patent and Trademark Office. We prosecute and defend infringement and dilution claims and litigate disputes over product configuration, trade dress, fair use, nominative fair use, indications of geographic origin, initial interest confusion, linking and framing, certification and collective marks, the intersection of trademark rights and the First Amendment, and the online use of competitive trademarks.  Filing a Notice of Opposition or Cancelation is billed for a $875 flat fee.

DOMAIN NAME DISPUTES- FLAT FEE $850

We work with clients to develop effective strategies to combat online and domain name infringement in courts and international administrative tribunals, including UDRP proceedings. Initiating a Domain Name Dispute is billed for $850, flat fee.

Trademark Clearance Searches- FLAT FEE $750

Our trademark clearance services are focused on giving you the piece of mind that the tagline, logo, or words you are about to employ in your marketing are available.  That way, you can avoid conflict with the owner of the mark and avoid investing in an illegal branding campaign that must be shut down sooner than you'd like.  Using competitor trademarks is not recommended without a clearance search.  For a flat fee of $750, per mark, we will provide the following services:

  • A comprehensive federal, state and common law trademark search (on up to two trademarks) to ensure no pre-existing trademark could cause the denial of your application. To conduct your trademark search, we use industry leading trademark search software.