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Our intellectual property attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of trademark law, from registration to enforcement. We strive to provide our clients with comprehensive trademark services that meet their specific needs and goals. Whether you’re just starting out or have been protecting your brand for years, we can help you get the protection you need. With our expertise and dedication to client satisfaction, we make sure your trademark is safeguarded against infringement and misuse.

Why Use a Trademark Lawyer?

The process of registering a trademark can be complex and it’s important to make sure you understand the law and are following the proper procedure. Working with an experienced trademark attorney is the best way to ensure your rights are fully protected.

An attorney can help you identify any potential conflicts or risks associated with your trademark and provide you with advice on how to proceed with registration. We can also assist you in developing a trademark strategy so that you get the most out of your brand and avoid costly mistakes.

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Types of Trademarks

The two most common types of trademarks are federal and state. Federal marks are registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and provide nationwide protection for your trademark. State marks, on the other hand, offer protection only within the state in which they are filed.

The Trademark Registration Process

Registering a trademark in the United States can be a complex process and it is important to understand the various steps involved. Generally, the trademark application process involves five steps:

  1. Trademark Search: The first step is to conduct a comprehensive trademark search for existing trademarks that might conflict with your proposed mark. A comprehensive search should be performed to determine whether any existing marks might create a likelihood of confusion with your own mark.
  2. Prepare a Trademark Application: Once you have determined that there are no preexisting marks that would be confused with yours, you will need to prepare an application for registering a trademark. This application must include all relevant information about your trademarks such as their name, description, date of use, list of goods or services associated with it, and other pertinent information.
  3. Submit Application and Fee Payment: After completion of the application and payment of the filing fee (typically $275–$400 depending on how many classes of goods or services you are registering for), your application will be submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  4. Examination Process: Once submitted, your application will go through an examination process which includes a thorough review by a USPTO attorney to ensure compliance with all requirements related to trademarks. During this process, they may request more information or make objections if they find any issues with your application before granting approval of your trademark registration request.
  5. Publication in Official Gazette: If approved by the USPTO attorney during their examination process, then your trademark will go through a period where it is published in the Official Gazette; this allows other parties to raise any objections they may have to your registration within three months before final approval is granted. If no objections are raised during this period then final approval is granted and you receive notice from the USPTO that your mark has been registered.

Trademark Infringement

Once you have registered your trademark, it is important to monitor and enforce its use. Trademark infringement occurs when someone uses a mark that is confusingly similar to the one you have registered. If this happens, you have legal recourse and can take action against the infringing party.

Contact Paul & Paul Today

At Paul & Paul, we understand the importance of protecting your intellectual property and have the experience to guide you through the trademark registration process. We can help you identify potential conflicts or risks associated with your mark, ensure that all requirements are met for approval, and provide guidance throughout the entire process. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss how we can help protect your intellectual property.

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Eric TuchEric Tuch
01:09 26 Jun 20
From the moment I made contact, I was met with professionalism and legal expertise. Alex exceeded my expectations and continues to guide me as I need assistance. I am extremely grateful for his detail in preparing my application, as I was overwhelmed with excitement while reviewing the final draft. If you are seeking intellectual property protection, Paul and Paul provides exceptional service to help you move in the right direction.
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Paul and Paul is a great firm to work with, especially if you’re an entrepreneur. I’ve been working with the firm since 2013 and have two patents to show. What I love most about Paul and Paul is that they are a boutique firm. The level of attention I get from my attorney, Mr. Sluzas, is likely not found at a larger firm. My questions and concerns are typically answered within hours of my request, if not sooner. If you’re looking for a firm that is experienced, respected and responsive to your needs, I suggest Paul and Paul.
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