Remember the process you had to go through to obtain your trademark registration? If you did it alone, then you know that getting that coveted registration status isn't terribly easy. Wouldn't you hate to lose it? Unfortunately, thousands of registered trademarks are lost every single year. It's not from a lack of use; it's from a lack of knowledge about the trademark renewal process.
Many people think that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has to inform them about their trademark renewal dates. Not so. The burden of renewing your trademark falls on your shoulders – nobody else's.
How Often Is Trademark Renewal Necessary?
The first filing you will have to do is between the fifth and sixth year of owning a registered trademark. An additional trademark renewal action is necessary after ten years of ownership, and every tenth year from that point on for the duration of the trademark’s existence.
Failure to complete the trademark renewal process at any one of these stages will result in the loss of your trademark. Getting that trademark back – if someone else hasn't snatched it up – requires you to start from scratch. And, in case you've forgotten, the trademark application and registration process can take at least six months (assuming best possible scenario).
I Handle Trademark Renewals For You
The Law Office of Xavier Morales is happy to handle all of your trademark renewals for you, freeing you up to spend time on the things that really matter: your business. When I handle your trademark renewal, I don’t simply fill out the forms and send them in. I provide you with regular updates about the status of your renewal and keep you as involved in the process as you want to be.
Furthermore, if you choose my trademark protection services, then you can rely on me to notify you and act on subsequent trademark renewals in the coming years. With my services, you don't have to worry about forgetting a trademark renewal deadline. I take care of everything!
Can I Handle My Trademark Renewals Myself?
Technically speaking, of course you can. However, this kind of information is poorly organized in most businesses. I believe that the risk of missing your trademark renewal date is simply too big to leave to chance.
I also provide additional services that go above and beyond basic renewal. With my trademark protection services, you will receive:
- Proactive protective measures. I will perform regular searches for confusingly similar trademarks in the USPTO database. These searches will let you know if there are any trademarks registered with the USPTO that could cause you legal problems later on down the road.
- A legal friend. I will handle any non-substantive Office Actions or other forms of correspondence with the USPTO that are necessary in the renewal process. Speaking an accurate legalese is essential to getting your trademark renewed as quickly as possible.
Let me handle your trademark renewals today!