The “knock out” or exact match search of official US Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) records lets you quickly identify potential trademark conflicts. No match? Your chosen mark might be available. But an exact match is not the only reason the USPTO may refuse your trademark registration. Get legal advice and attorney preparation of your trademark application, including a comprehensive search and all correspondence with the USPTO through its registration or renewal decision on your mark.
Once you’ve found a potential mark, your next step is preparing your registration application. You must clearly and precisely identify one or more classes of goods and/or services to which the mark will apply. USPTO filing fees are per class and are nonrefundable. A failure to list the goods/services correctly may prevent you from registering your mark. Use the calculator below to estimate your total cost, including attorney representation and USPTO filing fees.
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Applying to register your trademark with the USPTO begins a legal process. Legal requirements and deadlines must be met. Most applicants hire an attorney who specializes in trademark matters to represent them in this application process and provide legal advice. Here’s the USPTO’s own description of the steps involved:
The USPTO assigns a serial number and forwards the application to one of their examining attorneys.
The examining attorney initially determines whether federal law permits registration. The USPTO wlll not refund fees, even it refuses registration on legal grounds.
The examining attorney may refuse the mark or request clarification. The applicant must submit a response to each refusal and requirement.
If no refusals or additional requirements are identified, the examining attorney approves the mark for publication to give public notice that the USPTO plans to issue a registration. Any party who believes it would be harmed by the registration may file an opposition with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
if no opposition was filed, or if an opposition was unsuccessful, then the USPTO issues a registration. After a registration issues, to keep the registration “alive” the registrant must file specific maintenance documents.