Third Party Review in US Registration Process

What’s in a name?  A brand is the ultimate form of shorthand found in commerce, but it’s only effective if it’s distinct.  I use legal tools to help you maintain that distinctiveness.

Third step in the brand registration process is a review by third parties.  The USPTO publishes applications...

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The USPTO Review Process

What’s in a name?  Branding tells a story, and it provides a way for your customers to find a specific company.  I help eliminate the confusion as those customers are looking for their favorite business.

When registering a brand, the second step is a review by the United...

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The US Trademark Application Process

What’s in a name?  Companies use their name to help them stand out from their competitors.  I can help your company register its name so you can push back when someone uses a similar name.

There are 4 steps to registering a brand, starting with filing an application. ...

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How Long does Registration take?

What’s in a name? Registering your brand is the most cost-effective way to ensure you can use it as you plan. I’ve helped hundreds of companies register thousands of brands in my career. I’m often asked how long the process takes. The short answer today is at least a year, but...

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Legal Protection from Trademark Registrations

Have you heard of the Commerce Clause? This part of the Constitution grants the government the ability to regulate business activity, and I know how to use it to make the government protect your interests. Registering your brand gives you certain rights, including presumptive rights to use your brand throughout the...

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Make the Government Work For You

Owners want their business to be worth as much as possible.  They want to increase value and decrease risk.  I can use trademark law to accomplish both.

Many people say that the government doesn’t do much for them.  This can change by registering your brand.  Suddenly, your rights are...

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Brand Rights Start with Use

Running a business means paperwork, including filings for employment, sales tax, income tax, business occupancy, maintaining the entity, etc.  Since businesses are not looking for more paperwork, I do the paperwork that helps the savvy business owner lock down their brand.

Brand rights begin as soon as a business...

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USPTO Review – Response Period

Trademark applications complete a process known as prosecution before they become registered.  The first step is a review by the USPTO to ensure the application meets certain requirements.  I have state of the art software which helps me track the prosecution status for all the records I handle.

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How Powerful is a Brand?

Brands are the most efficient form of communication in commerce. This communication is so powerful that even the illiterate understand it. One of my favorite stories demonstrates this very well. 

Many years ago, I was driving my 2-year-old daughter around in a different part of town...

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