Tips on how to protect your company brand by @vxclusiv
Using the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) available at http://www.uspto.gov/teas/index.html , you can file your application directly over the Internet. Features of electronic filing include: On-line Help
How do I file a trademark protection, steps?
Step 1: Is a trademark application right for you?
Step 2: Get ready to apply.
Step 3: Prepare and submit your application.
Step 4: Work with the assigned USPTO examining attorney.
Step 5: Receive approval/denial of your application.
Step 6: Maintain your registration.
What steps are required for registering a trademark?
There are 8 Steps for Registering a Trademark according to google
Step 1: Get It Right. …
Step 2: Identify Your Mark. …
Step 3: Attorney-Worthy? …
Step 4: Show ’em the Goods. …
Step 5: No Copycats. …
Step 6: What’s Your Basis? …
Step 7: Actually File the Application! …
Step 8: Sweet Success.
How much does it cost to trademark my name?
You may be able to obtain state trademark registration for $100–$200. Federal trademark registration extends your protection nationwide and offers other important advantages, but it typically costs more: $275–$375 for each class of goods and services that you want to protect.
Do I have to trademark my logo?
Even if your business name is part of your logo, the two must be registered individually. It usually takes between 10 and 16 months to secure the trademark registration with the USPTO. However, your logo is protected as of the date of filing, not the date of issue, so you can begin using your trademark immediately.
How long does a trademark last?
The term of a federal trademark is 10 years, with 10-year renewal terms. However, the USPTO requires that between the fifth and sixth year after the date of registration, the registrant must file an affidavit stating that the mark is still in use. If no affidavit is filed, the registration is cancelled.
How do you copyright a logo?
Tips for registering a trademark, visit the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Web site, www.uspto.gov.
Make sure someone else hasn’t already registered the mark your category by checking the Trademark Electronic Search System database .
For more information about trademarks contact an attorney, visit google.com search, check out your local SCORE services.
Always include a non disclosure form when sending documents related to business.