Trademarks are used to distinguish a company’s unique products and services from others in the marketplace. Over time with proper protection and licensing strategies, trademarks become worth billions of dollars (e.g., Apple, Microsoft, Google, Nike, Coca-Cola). Don’t be the one building an amazing brand, while leaving some of your most valuable business assets unprotected or unintentionally infringing on another mark. Trademark infringement can result in lawsuits and leave your business underwater trying to cover legal fees. At Palmer Powered Solutions, we can help you protect your brand. See our most popular trademark services below.
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*Does not include additional filing fees for intent-to-use application, such as filing a Statement of Use. **Non-substantive Office actions are defined as Office actions related to issues with the legal entity status or citizenship of the applicant, identification of goods or services, improper specimens, or improper dates of use.
Trademark applications have two filing basis, already in use and intent to use. Intent-to-use filing basis requires additional work and generally take a longer time to actually become a registered mark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The length of time it takes to register is contingent upon multiple factors, including when you actually plan on using the mark in connection with the claimed goods and services. Below is a summary of what’s included with an Intent to Use registration. Contact us to help you create an economical filing strategy and file on your behalf.
1. Initial 15-Minute Consult
2. Search USPTO Database
3. Search Clearance Opinion Letter
4. 30-Minute Consultation
5. Draft and File Application
6. Track Application Until Registered
7. Provide Application Status Updates
8. Respond to All Non-substantive Office Actions
9. File Statement of Use Affidavits
10. Amend Application to allege use
11. File Needed Extensions
12. Mail Registration Certificate
If your trademark application was initially filed on an Intent-To-Use basis, a Statement of Use or Allegation of use must be filed before the USPTO will register your trademark. This is a supplemental application form that must be filed within 6 months after a Notice of Allowance has been issued by the USPTO. Failing to file this form may result in abandonment of your trademark application. Contact us to assist you.
In some instances where you are unable to file certain forms within the required time frame, the USPTO will allow an extension. The extension must be filed with an accompanying fee. We can help you file extensions to avoid abandonment of your trademark application.
If you or someone else filed your trademark application, and you received a trademark office action refusal please contact us and provide your trademark application serial number. We may be able to help get your trademark registered by responding to office actions that have been issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office We will draft and submit responses for all types trademark office actions including 2(d) likelihood of confusion refusals, 2(e)1 merely descriptive refusals, primarily merely a surname refusals, and etc. We also draft and submit responses for non-substantive USPTO office actions including specimen refusals, inaccurate good/services selection, and disclaimer requests.
The United States Patent and Trademark office requires registrants to file periodic maintenance documents to keep U.S trademark registration in force after the initial registration. The required documents include Declarations of Continuous Use (filed between the 5th and 6th year after registration) and Renewals (filed between the 9th and 10th year after registration) If these documents are not filed and fees are not paid, the trademark registration can lapse, and rights can be irretrievably lost. Contact us to assist.
If you think someone or an organization is infringing on your trademark rights, your first response may be to immediately send a cease and desist letter. Depending on other factors, that may actually do more harm than good for your brand. Contact us and let us draft an effective cease and desist letter and help you determine when is the best time to send it.
It could be as soon as 6 months or as long as 5 or more years. It depends on a number of varying factors. Those factors are not present in every single registration process. Factors include your cooperation, your timeline to go to market if initially filing on intent to use basis, who challenges the registration during the opposition period, and the length of time to overcome procedural or substantive issues raised in office actions.
Yes. For marks that are already in use, we offer a discounted business name and logo registration bundle.
Unfortunately, we do not offer discounted bundles for applications filed with an “intent to use” filing basis because the length of time for each mark to register can vary. Contact us for pricing for multiple marks. We would be happy to assist you.
For multiple marks, yes. The process moves pretty quickly so payment plans are not always feasible for single marks based on your desired needs. However, we would be happy to discuss thoughts with you during a free 15-minute consultation.