Federal Trademark Registration
In order to have success in the business world, you have to have protection. There’s no better way to protect your future in the world of business than by registering your name, brand, logo, and other vital information as a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). When you have a federal trademark to your name, your protection is guaranteed. All you have to do is to continue to use the mark in selling goods and/or services and perform the necessary maintenance functions.
However, the trick is in securing the federal trademark registration the first time. For some businesses, this can be a relatively easy process. For most businesses, however, registering a federal trademark requires some professional assistance. Here’s how I can help.
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Federal Trademark Registration with Xavier Morales
The federal trademark registration process comprises three stages: search, registration, and protection. Each one of these three stages is critical to the initial and long-term success of your federal trademark registration.
Throughout the trademark process you will deal directly with me, Xavier Morales. You can expect detailed personal attention as we move through the trademark registration process.
The Search Stage of Federal Trademark Registration
During this stage, I will perform a comprehensive search of the federal, state, and common law trademark databases. Even though you need a federal trademark registration, I will look for all instances of your trademark in all relevant databases. This includes any records of common law trademarks. I will then create a search report, which is yours for your permanent records. If there are any preexisting trademarks that could cause legal complications for you in the future, you should find them mentioned on this search report.
The Register Stage of Federal Trademark Registration
Assuming there are no major hurdles to filing your federal trademark, I will then prepare a thorough application designed for quick approval. Of course, the application review process is completely out of your hands and can only move at the speed of the current USPTO operations. Any status updates of your trademark application will be reported back to you as they become known. During this period (as well as throughout the rest of the process), you are granted the right to as many telephone consultations as you desire. If you have questions, we have answers!
The Protect Stage of Federal Trademark Registration
Once your trademark is approved, the work isn’t over. It’s critical that you monitor the USPTO database to ensure that your trademark isn’t being infringed upon by any other trademarks. Also, in order for your trademark to remain registered, you must continue to use it in selling the goods and services that it was registered for. (The definition of “continued use” is determined by the USPTO.) You must fill out the appropriate maintenance forms, proving your continued use, in order to maintain your federal trademark registration.
Learn More About Federal Trademark Registration
- 6 Things You Must Know About Conducting a Trademark Search
- Legal Ways People Can Steal Your Intellectual Property
- How To Develop Your Trademark Protection and Enforcement Plan
Our Registration Process