Trademarks protect your business' name, logo or slogan. A trademark or service mark distinguishes your product or service from your competitors. Before you spend tons of money on a brand or a logo for your company, consult with me first. I can conduct a trademark search to see if someone else already uses it. Plus I will help you protect your intellectual property by registering your mark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Rejected trademarks are often not the end. The Trademark Office issues "Office actions" as a normal part of the registration process. I can handle your response to the Office action and help your trademark through the registration process.

Was your trademark refused registration by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office?  Did you receive an "Office action" from the Trademark Office or a notice of opposition?  Did you miss the deadline to file your response?  It isn't necessarily the end and I may be able to help you.

Anybody can file a trademark application or pay a registration service to fill out the form.  But as many people soon discover, getting a trademark registered isn't always as simple as filling out an application.  The Trademark Office’s attorney is just doing his or her job when he or she examines your trademark application.  If there are errors, omissions, or other problems with your application, then the Trademark Office must issue an Office action letter.  This notice gives you a chance to correct those problems, however, you must respond within their time limits or your trademark will be considered “abandoned.”  In most cases the Trademark Office is not saying "no" to your trademark, they are saying "address our concerns and respond to each point we have raised."  Once those problems are addressed to the satisfaction of the Trademark Office, then your trademark application continues through the registration process.

Many people abandon do-it-yourself trademark applications because they don't know how to respond to an Office action properly.  I can help.  I will explain to you in plain English what is going on with your trademark.  If you hire me then I will act on your behalf and communicate with the Trademark Office’s attorney about your trademark. 

I strongly recommend that you come to me before you file your trademark application.  Some trademarks filed by do-it-yourselfers and no-legal-advice registration services are simply doomed from the start because the applications do not comply with all the requirements of the trademark statute and rules.  I can prepare and submit your application to avoid many common errors so that you don't wind up wasting your time and money.  Remember, trademark law is very complicated and the Trademark Office will not refund your filing fees except in very few circumstances. 

If you have attempted a do-it-yourself trademark registration and you don't know how to proceed, then please give me a call so that we can discuss your options.