A trademark is any word, name, symbol, or design, or any combination thereof, used in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from those of another and to indicate the source of the goods. (See 15 U.S.C. § 1127) This could be your logo, brand, tagline, etc.
You have a product or service and a name, logo or tagline associated with it that you want protected from infringers.
You plan to start a business or product and want to protect the name, logo or tagline associated with it.
You are already making money from a product or service and want to make sure no one else steals your name to prevent brand confusion.
You are committed to building your empire and growing your brand.
The process begins with an extensive search to determine whether or not your name is available. This is more than just a google search or a knockout search on the USPTO website. We generate a report of over 1,000 pages and analyze it to determine your chances of getting your mark registered. You then will receive a letter from Alli giving her expert opinion on the likelihood of your mark getting filed and her recommendation on whether to move forward or not.
Next, Alli will do a class determination and specimen creation to include with the application which she will fill out and file.
Within 3-4 months an examining attorney will be assigned to your matter and will review the application and respond with any office actions. Office actions are complications, issues, or clarifications needed in regards to your mark that need to be addressed before your mark can move forward. These are handled by Alli as she will communicate with and respond to the examining attorney.
The next step is the publication period. This is when your mark is published for opposition, meaning that anyone who thinks they have rights to the name you are trying to trademark can petition to stop you from getting your mark registered. Although this isn’t common, and we try to avoid any opposition by completing the thorough search in step 1, it does occasionally happen.
Once the 30 day publication period closes you will be issued a notice of allowance and your mark will be registered!
THE INVESTMENT FOR YOUR
CONCIERGE TRADEMARK SERVICE BEGINS AT $2800.
(federal filing fees for one class of goods/services is included, payment plans available)
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Federal filing fees range from $250-$350 depending on your filing. These fees are for each class of goods/services you are filing in. As these are fees paid to the federal government, they are not included in the fees charged by Influencer Legal.
What are the Federal Filing fees and are they included in your packages?
The trademark process takes between 8-18 months. Once your application is filed it takes 4-5 months for an examining attorney to be assigned to your mark and the process will move along from there.
How long does it take?
The time to trademark was yesterday. The second best time is right now. With more businesses being started and more applications being filed with the USPTO than ever before, the chances of getting your mark registered is getting harder and harder. The sooner you can file your mark, the better.
When is the right time to trademark?
There are many reasons to have a trademark for your business, but a trademark protects anyone else from using the same name or anything similar to yours. This is important to protect the brand and business you are building!
Why do I need a trademark?
The USPTO recommends hiring an attorney to file your trademark for you. The reason is there are many laws and rules regarding what is required to make your application acceptable and to ultimately get a registered trademark. Attorneys do this as their job full time and are experts in the field. If you want the best chance of getting your mark registered I highly recommend hiring an attorney to help you.
Why should I hire an attorney instead of doing it on my own?
YES! Trademarks are governed by federal law therefore you do not need to be in the same state as Alli to have her file your trademark.
I’m not in South Carolina, can Alli still file my trademark for me?
The trademark VIP day is an exclusive offering for high level entrepreneurs looking to work with an attorney to file their application and handle the entire registration process, but don’t want to deal with the process taking weeks. In this VIP day we handle everything for you and make sure your trademark application is successfully filed with minimal time commitment required from you.
“Alli was absolutely wonderful to work with! Her process was professional, and she knew all of the questions to ask, ensuring no details were overlooked. Her thoughtful business insight was an unexpected bonus of working with her, and my business will no doubt benefit from her expertise. Not only have I recommended her to others, but I am already working with her on another project!”
“Alli was so wonderful to work with - professional, knowledgeable, personable, and super responsive! She turned my cobbled together contract into something I have so much faith in almost overnight while keeping it true to my business and my goals. I honestly was having anxiety dreams about my contract and immediately felt a sense of relief. This is something I should have done immediately when I created my business.”
“Navigating the ins and outs of my business requires a swift team, including my Small Business Attorney, Alli Elmunzer. Alli helped with key elements of my business such as orchestrating a custom Independent Contractor Contract and trademarking key programs within my business. My business moves so fast that I need a strategic attorney who specializes in my side of the world, and is able to help me navigate ongoing changes and needs within my company. Grateful Alli is the woman to make it happen and continue to keep my business legally protected!”