- Determining if your chosen trademark can be legally protected.
- Determining the appropriate filing basis for your trademark application.
- Preparing and filing a trademark application with the USPTO that is complete and accurately identifies your goods and services.
- Selecting an appropriate specimen that shows how your trademark is used in commerce
- Responding to questions and refusals to register your trademark from a USPTO trademark examining attorney.
- Helping you understand the scope of your trademark rights and the best ways to enforce them.
- Ensuring your trademark application does not adversely affect your other intellectual property rights.
- Defending against challenges brought by others against your trademark.
- Preparing and filing documents with the USPTO to maintain your registration.
- Although USPTO trademark examining attorneys can provide information about the federal registration process, USPTO employees cannot give you legal advice.
A trademark attorney can advise if your trademark should be available for your use and registration and decrease the possibility of you having costly legal problems. We do this by conducting a comprehensive clearance search for potentially conflicting trademarks and providing a legal opinion prior to applying for trademark registration on the availability of the mark and potential infringement issues.
- The USPTO’S database of federally registered trademarks;
- U.S. state trademark registration databases; and
- Sources revealing common law rights of unregistered trademarks.