Without even realizing it, we see countless trademarks every single day. A trademark is what lets people identify certain goods and services and recognize the quality of what they see. A trademark is critical to the success of your business, and the experienced trademark attorneys at CoffyLaw, LLC can help you navigate the legal process of registering your trademark in addition to protecting it from misuse by others looking to take advantage of your company’s goodwill with consumers. Call the office or contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your trademark needs.
What is a Trademark?
A trademark is an indicator of source and a symbol of quality for a particular good or service. It can be a brand name, word, symbol, sound, device, or any combination of these things to identify and distinguish your goods and services from those of another. A trademark is a business’ intellectual property and source of goodwill with its customers. There are three main types of trademarks — trademarks, service marks, and collective marks.
How to Register a Trademark
In order to register a trademark, the first step is conducting an initial search, which involves a brief review of the trademark register through the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) at the United States Patent & Office (USPTO) and a common law search, which may be conducted on search engine websites such as Google or Yahoo. This step can save a lot of time, money and headache. An additional search using a third party vendor may be needed depending on the circumstances. This ensures that no one else has already registered your idea for a trademark or business name. The second step is filing an application with the USPTO online with the Trademark Electronic Application System. This application requires a considerable amount of information that our trademark attorneys can help you complete. One of the most common questions our office receives is, “How much is a trademark?” Depending on the class of goods, the filing fee for an application is between $250 and $350.
An examiner will review your application and notify you of any issues. If none exist, the trademark will be published in the Official Gazette where other people will have a chance to oppose it. If no one does, then your trademark is officially registered. If problems do arise, our team is prepared to fully defend your trademark against any claims and protect your company’s rights to its intellectual property.
How Our Trademark Attorneys can Help
The knowledgeable trademark attorneys at CoffyLaw, LLC can help you through every step of the trademark process. We help our clients register a trademark by filing the application and tracking the approval process. We pride ourselves on our constant level of communication with our clients throughout the process. CoffyLaw, LLC also provides trademark consulting services with advice to clients about the best ways to protect their trademarks and other intellectual property. With over 80 years of combined experience defending clients against trademark infringement claims, our team of highly skilled professionals offers a wide scope of legal services for clients requiring legal assistance with their intellectual property.
Call or Contact Us Today
To learn more about how CoffyLaw, LLC can help you with your trademark needs, call or contact the office today to schedule an appointment to discuss how best to create, protect, and defend your trademark rights.
Drawing on years of experience in national and regional trademark law firms, representing a diverse client portfolio, including Fortune 500, mid-size companies, and entrepreneurs, CoffyLaw, LLC is positioned to strategically stay on top of the laws that affect our clients. CoffyLaw, LLC protects and defends your creations and inventions, preventing others from misappropriating what you have accomplished.