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TRADEMARK SERVICES

TRADEMARK SERVICES

FILE A TRADEMARK TO PROTECT YOUR BRAND

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.

IP Trademark Demand/ Warning
  • Are letters sent out to notify someone that they are potentially infringing on a certain trademark right.
  • Whether you receive a warning or need to send one, we can help assist you with the next step. Get in touch with us here.
IP Trademark Office Response Actions
  • Our attorneys at Fargo Patent & Business Law will help you navigate through any rejections or correspondence from the USPTO.
  • Responses may include a simple response or complex 2(d) likelihood of confusion rejections.
IP Trademark Application
  • We help businesses file trademark applications and entrepreneurs understand the benefits of a trademark.  
  • As a service, we can help from the initial steps of filing a trademark or can take over the process of prosecuting a trademark application if a trademark is rejected by the USPTO.

TRADEMARK FAQS

COMMON QUESTIONS FROM INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS

 

Where is a Trademark Protected?

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.

Why should I get a Trademark?

Growth

  •  If you plan to grow your brand beyond the state in which you start your business, a Trademark can help protect your ability to use the brand in geographies across the United States. 

Competitive Industry

  • If your business is in a competitive industry in which there are many similar brands, it is not uncommon where one brand is so similar to another such that there may be allegations of infringement.  

Risk of Infringement Disputes

  •  Even if you don’t register a Trademark you still may have common law Trademark rights.  This doesn’t mean someone else in another state is aware of your business and won’t file a Trademark for the same name.

When should I get a Trademark?

A trademark may be filed either before it is used in commerce or after. You can file a trademark at any time, but it is generally advisable to file sooner than later.

How do I get a Trademark?

Trademark law firms typically start the trademark process with a trademark search.  A trademark search generally comprises looking at filed trademarks with the USPTO and basic internet searching of the potential mark.  From there, the trademark lawyer would assemble the documentation needed to submit a trademark application, and then submit it with the USPTO.  

Trademarks typically take 12-18 months to obtain a trademark certificate.