Xavier Morales is a graduate of Harvard Law School and is a licensed trademark attorney who is admitted to practice law in California, Texas and New York. He is able to represent his clients from across the U.S. with their trademarks. In 2010, he was named as the number one trademark attorney in the nation based on the number of trademark applications that he filed during the year by Trademark Insider. He has assisted his clients with filing more than 6,000 trademark applications. Morales has extensive experience evaluating trademarks, prosecuting them before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and advocating for his clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Los Angeles Businesses We’ve Helped
We’ve helped numerous businesses in Los Angeles protect their brand names and other marks. Here are a few examples of companies we’ve worked with:
PCS Energy is the fastest growing, locally owned and operated solar companies in Los Angeles. With years of experience, we are dedicated to providing quality workmanship and customer service every step of the way. Our knowledgeable employees will guide you through the pre- installation process, from rebate paperwork to permitting to system design. Upon installation, our band of skilled workmen will treat your property with care and work swiftly to install a beautiful new solar system for your property.
Black Label Couture, a distinguished Los Angeles Based, top-line special engagement designer label.
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Writer//actor//comedian//wife//animal hoarder just trying to survive the mean streets of L.A. My husband Tony Cavalero & 3 rescue dogs are my favorite people (not necessarily in that order).
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Common FAQs from Los Angeles Business Owners
1. What is a trademark or a service mark?
A trademark is a symbol, word, name or device that you use when you engage in trading goods to show the source of your goods and to distinguish them from other goods. Service marks are similar except that they are used to distinguish and identify the source of services instead of products. Trademark and service mark rights can be used to prevent others from using similar marks, but they don’t keep others from selling similar types of goods or offering similar services under marks that are clearly different. If your trademark will be used in interstate commerce, it can be registered with the USPTO so that you can enjoy the nationwide protection of it.
2. How much does registering a trademark cost?
Filing a trademark application with the USPTO will result in your being assessed a filing fee of $275 for each group of trademarks according to their product or service designations that are submitted along with your application. The fees for your trademark attorney’s research and preparation services are separate and do not include the cost of defending against filed objections. The Law Office of Xavier Morales sometimes agrees to low flat-fees in some circumstances.
3. How long will it take to register my trademark?
On average, it takes 13 to 18 months for the trademark process to finish because of delays that can occur or office actions. If you have an issue-free application, you might enjoy a much shorter process, however. The USPTO will take around four to six months to review your trademark application. If your examining attorney doesn’t find any problems with your application, the USPTO may then publish it more quickly. If no third parties object to your trademark, you can receive it in as little as nine months from the date that you file your application.
Working with a Trademark Attorney
You are not required to retain a trademark attorney to apply to register a trademark. You can complete and submit your application online on the USPTO’s website. You are likelier to successfully register your trademark if you have the help of an experienced attorney, however. Those who submit their trademark applications are 50 times more likely to have them accepted than are those who try to do it on their own.
You can benefit by getting the help of an experienced trademark lawyer in several ways. Your attorney can research and evaluate your trademark to make certain that it is not too similar to an already registered mark and that it adheres to established trademark laws. Your attorney can also help you to complete your application accurately. If you make mistakes on it, it can be rejected. People whose trademark applications are denied do not receive refunds of their filing fees, meaning that they are forced to start over. Because many companies aggressively protect their trademarks, it is common to receive objections to trademarks for very small things. Your trademark attorney can litigate such issues on your behalf in order to try to resolve them in your favor. Registering your trademark successfully can provide protection to your products, services and your brand. Contact the Law Office of Xavier Morales to learn more about trademarks.