by Michael J Foycik Jr.
The author is a patent attorney with over 28 years experience in patents and trademarks. For further information, please email at IP1lwyr@gmail.com, or call at 877-654-3336.
HOW TO TRADEMARK . . .
- a word
- a phrase
- a logo
A US Trademark Application can protect a word, a phrase, a log, and even a color. This article explains how to trademark these elements.
A US Trademark Application requires at least the following information: the name and address of the owner; the mark itself; the type of goods or services to be used with the mark; and the type of use, i.e. actual use or intent-to-use.
If the trademark application is based on actual use, then the date of first use in interstate or international commerce is required. If the owner is a corporation, the state of incorporation is also needed along with the name of the person who has authority to sign the trademark application.
A trademark search is strongly recommended. Skill is required in interpreting the results, since even identical trademarks can be registered if they are in sufficiently different classes of goods/services.
To get started now:
No money is needed to get started. Once we receive the above-noted information for a trademark application, we perform a free, informal search of the trademark records and advise if a serious obstacle exists in the form of a prior similar trademark application. There is no cost or obligation for this.
Assuming there is no prior obstacle, we prepare the draft trademark application for signature by the owner, and send it along with instructions for completion and fees. The applicant then signs, dates, and returns the draft trademark application, together with the official government filing fee and our service charge.
Our fees are very competitive, and affordable.
There is no risk or obligation.
The author is a patent attorney with over 28 years experience in patents and trademarks. For further information, please email at IP1lwyr@gmail.com
, or call at 877-654-3336.