We have discussed the importance of trademark in “Amazon Suggests Branding for All“, and compared good and bad trademarks in “How often do you Google your trademark“. This time, we will learn about how to register a trademark.
By carefully filling out all the required blanks and agreeing to go paperless in communicating with the USPTO, you can reduce your application fees from $325 to $225. Not all questions are straightforward. When you’re in doubt, always consult USPTO guidelines. Always consult a professional before making decisions. All you learned today may be a tip of an ice […]
Common questions: clearance-search Clearance SearchIt is absolutely necessary to find out if there is anyone using your mark prior to your use. A clearance search is often performed through proprietary services, which often search not only state and federal registrations but also common law trademarks. Typically, a better service costs more; but depending on your situation a simple […]
Common questions: quick-review What you see on this page is a summary of your application.Here you can pay and submit your application, which officially “file” your application with the USPTO. If you have any question with this process, you should contact the USPTO directly. You need someone to review your work? Get It Done
Page #6 is where you sign off your trademark application.The USPTO accept an electronic signature in the form of any letter/number closed within forward slashes. For example,/John Smith/is an acceptable signature for Johnathan L. Smith. Signatory Position is your relationship to the trademark owner, which is often a legal entity (such as Inc. and LLC). You can put […]
Common questions: correspondent-information
Common questions: good-or-service international-class filing-basis specimen-attachment specimen-description first-use On this page #4, you will describe the product or service you’re selling. Is it a good or a service? What international class does the good/service fall under? And how do you describe the good/service in detail? To answer the questions, you need to know “what it is” that you […]
Common questions: standard-character-mark standard-mark-image special-form-mark special-mark-image additional-statement Let’s take a look at Page #3. It’s about your mark.
Common questions: trademark-owner contact-information Page #2 has more questions; most of them self-explanatory.