Colorado Springs

JUNE 4, 2021

What is a Trademark?

A Trademark is a name, symbol, or device which identifies the source of the product or service.  Registering your trademark provides some distinct benefits in protecting your brand.  Trademarks protect a brand in all 50 states when filed in the United States.  A trademark attorney can help navigate the complexities of a trademark application.

Typically a trademark is granted after about 12-18 month from the date on which you file the trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  The process begins by filing a trademark application with the USPTO.  It will take the USPTO approximately 3-6 months to respond and begin processing the application.  The USPTO may approve your application or may reject it for a reason.  

If the application is approved, it can take another 6 – 12 months to receive the final trademark certification.  The length of time depends on how quickly you respond to USPTO correspondence and the nature of the response. 

Still have questions about trademarks, click here. We have multiple trademark services available. Contact us today to learn more. 

We at Fargo Patent and Business Law have experience running businesses and understand business.  This unique trait can help bridge the gap between the needs of business and the demands of the legal system.  If you have a question, please don’t hesitate to reach out.