SIGNATURE TRADEMARK SERVICE
IT'S TIME TO ELEVATE YOUR BRAND to "PROTECTED STATUS"!
INVESTMENT: STARTING AT $1800 FOR ONE TRADEMARK APPLICATION IN ONE CLASS.
With our "Elevate Your Brand; Pay Over Time" Installment plan, you can get your application filed at a starting price of $463.50 per month for 4 months..
Ditch the overwhelm! There is no need to guess your way through legal protection. Leave lawyering up to your lawyers!
Our premium Signature Trademark Service focuses on:
Identifying your brand's most valuable assets to determine what may qualify for trademark protection
Leveraging trademark law to grow and protect your brand
Devising a tactical plan to help you build a lasting legacy through trademark ownership
Providing high-level, responsive, efficient and transformational legal counsel and services to provide you with peace of mind while you focus on building the brand of your dreams.
Here's what is included in this package:
20 Minute Trademark Consultation to identify your brand's trademark opportunities; determine the legal strength of your trademark and to devise a tactical plan for protection
Comprehensive trademark clearance search of federal, state and common law databases, using the world's most accurate similarity algorithm to determine if another business is already using your trademark or one that is similar
A complimentary second trademark clearance search if it is determined that your first choice is may have a low chance of achieving registration
A search report and opinion letter from Attorney Ozelle Martin that assesses the likelihood of your trademark being registered with the USPTO
20 Minute follow-up phone consultation to discuss the search results
Working with you to strategically craft your trademark application description and classify your goods and/or services using proper USPTO terminology
Gathering your specimen to submit your proof of trademark use to the USPTO
Responses to procedural non-substantive Office Actions such as disclaimers, replacing improper specimens, identification/description admendments, living individual consents. etc.
USPTO Filing fee in 1 class
Unlimited e-mail support and schedule phone consultations regarding this particular trademark application until the USPTO renders a final decision
Monitoring the progress of your trademark application for the entire 12-18 month period and providing regular updates until the USPTO renders a final decision
Mailing your Certificate of Registration to you
This package does not include:
Responses to substantive Office Action such as the likelihood of confusion refusals, merely descriptive/misdescriptive refusals, etc.
"Intent to Use" application filings such as Statements of Use or Requests of Extensions.
Trademark maintenance filings
Filing fees for multiple classes
High-level legal counsel rooted in a stellar client experience
1-on-1 collaboration with Attorney Ozelle Martin from start to finish. No non-lawyers involved.
The opportunity to build your brand with confidence. We do the heavy lifting while you have peace of mind.
...and, after you've attained trademark registration
You will gain the exclusive right to market and monetize your brand nationwide using your trademark in connection with the goods and services for which they are registered
A confusingly similar trademark for similar goods and/or services will be barred from gaining registration with the USPTO
The right to use the registered (R) symbol when the mark is used for the goods and services listed in the registration
The right to sue copycats in Federal court for money damages
Schedule a consultation so that we can evaluate your brand and devise a robust plan for trademark protection.
CLIENT INTAKE QUESTIONNAIRE
You will complete a 5 minute questionnaire to officially join our growing list of powerhouse clients. YAY!
We will conduct a comprehensive trademark clearance search to ensure that your trademark is available for use.
Once your trademark is legally strong and available for use, we will work with you to strategically prepare and file your trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
1. WHAT IS A TRADEMARK?
A trademark is any word, name, symbol, phrase, design, or any combination that identifies and distinguishes the source of your goods or services from those of your competitors. For example, the brand name, LOUIS VUITTON may identify the source of a handbag and when you see the SWOOSH symbol, you know that the source of the shoe is NIKE.
2. WHY ARE TRADEMARK RIGHTS IMPORTANT IN BUSINESS?
Think about it. If your brand name is THE BROW ULTIMATE for a brow bar and another brow bar pops up with the same name but they offer awful customer service, your potential customer may be confused as which brand belongs to you. This could greatly affect your brand's integrity. With federal trademark registration, you are able to prevent other businesses from using your trademark and any name that is similar to yours. This would allow you to stand out as your customers will know that there is only one brow bar called THE BROW ULTIMATE and you'll be driver's seat to sue others who come after you.
Your trademark is also your most valuable asset in business. It is how you build brand equity. If you woke up tomorrow and you wanted to acquire the FENTY BEAUTY brand but you were unable to use the brand name, this acquisition may be of no value to you because you know that the trademark FENTY BEAUTY carries weight.
Got it? Let's get your trademark protected!
3. MY TRADEMARK COVERS MULTIPLE CLASSES. WHAT IS THE FEE?
Additional classes are $500 per additional class if being registered on the same application.
4. DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
We certainly do! We believe that high-level premium legal services should be more accessible to creative entrepreneurs and small businesses. Installment plans make legal fees more manageable. We have a unique payment plan option entitled "Elevate Your Brand Now; Pay Over Time" that you will absolutely love!
We have established a working relationship with QuickFee as an outside 3rd party partner.
No frustrating applications, registration or credit checks are required to start! Just pay a 3% enrollment fee and divide your payment into 4 monthly interest-free installments using the existing balance on your credit card. So, if your service is $1800. You will pay an enrollment fee which is 3% of $1800, therefore your total will be $1854. Your interest-free monthly payment over the 4 month period will therefore be $463.50 per month. Easy peasy, right? The entire amount will need to be pre-authorized on your credit card to ensure that the credit amount is available. This is very similar to the incidental soft hold that happens when you check-in to a hotel. However, your credit card will only be charged for the 1st month's installment when you sign up. Debit cards will not suffice.
4. WHAT IS A SPECIMEN?
A specimen is a real-world example of how you are using the trademark in connection with your goods and/or services. Many trademark applications are jeopardized due to the submission of an improper specimen. We will work with you to strategically compile the best possible proof of your trademark use.
5. WHAT IS AN OFFICE ACTION?
An office action is an official letter sent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In it, an examining attorney lists any legal problems with your chosen trademark, as well as with the application itself. You must resolve all legal problems in the office action before the USPTO can register your trademark. You must respond to the Office Action within 6 months or your application will be considered 'abandoned.'
6. WHAT IS A PROCEDURAL OFFICE ACTION?*
A procedural office action usually consists of minor administrative issues. Generally, the Examining Attorney will ask that these issues be corrected in order for your trademark to be successfully advance to toward Opposition.
7. WHAT IS A SUBSTANTIVE OFFICE ACTION? AND, WHY ARE THEY NOT INCLUDED IN THE ORIGINAL PACKAGE PRICE?
A substantive Office Action occurs when an examining attorney raises legal rejections as to why your trademark cannot be registered. Very often, an examining attorney may claim that the proposed trademark is confusingly similar to an existing registered trademark; it is merely descriptive or it lacks the necessary distinctiveness required to achieve registration. Responses to these Office Actions usually require in-depth legal research and putting forth a persuasive and substantive legal argument citing statutory and/or case law. Our law office will not be in the position to judge the scope of work required to respond to such an Office Action until it is received.
Substantive Office Actions will be billed separately based on the scope of work.