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How To File A Trademark?

What is a trademark?

 

A company name, trademark provides a privilege to a business owner to use a unique business name without a threat of claiming by someone to take it off due to the similarities in name. The United States Patent and Trademark Office approves and allows an authorized to use it across the USA.

 

What is the importance of a trademark?

 

  • A business trademark is a wild card for a business and it is an invaluable intangible asset.
  • A business trademark is filed to make business a brand, additionally it helps to identify business by the name.
  • A trademark adds value continuously on a business evaluation.
  • A customer does more rely on the companies which are trademarked, rather than not trademarked companies,  and generally does not bargain in price because of its reputation in the market.
  • The owner of the trademark assumes additional responsibilities to maintain the credibility of the name.
  • Trademarking cannot be ignored for the  e-Commerce businesses, because if a business becomes popular and someone claims the rights and force to take it off, then all the advertising expense that was spent to promote a business name will be wasted.

 

How to file a trademark?

 

  • A trademark application is filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office electronically with the required filing fees based on the number of classes, you have chosen to cover your trademark protection.
  • A trademark name is very carefully searched in the U.S.P.T,O database. A trademark should not have a conflict with the existing names and the classes which are already exiting in the database. Even a similar sound of a name may become a cause of rejection your trademarking application.
  • Trademarking is a business name protection, which is a very complex process and the chances of rejection are too high, because the attorneys of the U.S.P.T.O review each trademark application in detail and make sure the classes are not identical and the name is clearly distinguished.
  • A legal notice is published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the newspaper to notify the public about the new name is going to be included in the data base of the U.S.P.T.O and come forward, if anyone has an issue about the new trademark name.
  • The entire process from a search to secure a trademark name is estimated nine to twelve months.
  • The filing fee of the trademark is non-refundable and a new application is filed if it is rejected by any reason.

 

Why choose us to handle your trademarking application?

 

We have a very successful record of trademarking and we know the U.S.P.T.O requirement to secure a trademark name, such se;

 

  1. Choosing classes
  2. Selecting trademark name name
  3. Describe trademark