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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does it take to process my order?

    We require 7 business days to process all orders. If you require rush services please email or call our support department for rush pricing and availability (800) 294-0285 [email protected]

  • What does a trademark protect?

    A trademark protects words, names, slogans and logos to ensure the exclusive rights (on similar goods or services that would cause confusion) of usage to the owner of the mark.

  • When can I use the ® or ™ symbols?

    You may use the ™ symbol next to your trademark right away. You may use the ® next to your trademark only after your trademark has gone through the entire trademark registration process (approx. 8 - 14 months) a Statement of Use is filed (for marks not currently in use) and a Registration Certificate is issued.

  • Are there any additional hidden fees to get my trademark filed?

    No. The fees listed on our web site are the total costs (our service fee + government fee) required to get your trademark filed.

  • Is there anything else I have to do to get my trademark filed?

    Yes. Once we have completed all necessary steps (review, format, transmit and submit to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office) we will email you the application for you to review, if everything looks good you must sign the application.

  • Why is there a government fee of $275?

    The USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office charges a fee per class, in most situations only one (1) class is required, however, additional classes may be purchased at your request.

  • Is US citizenship required to obtain a trademark?

    No. An applicant’s citizenship must be included in the record, but it need not be US citizenship. If an applicant/corporation is not the citizen of any country, then a statement to that effect is sufficient. If an applicant has dual citizenship, then applicant must choose which citizenship will be printed in the Official Certificate of Registration.

  • Is Federal Registration Valid Outside of the US?

    No. However certain countries do recognize a U.S. Registration as a basis for registering the mark in that country. Many countries maintain a register of trademarks. Each country’s laws about registration should be consulted.

  • How long is the trademark registration process?

    The average trademark registration examination process takes 8 - 12 months, however, it can possibly take anywhere from 1 year to several years for the process to be completed. This depends on the basis for filing and any issues that arise in the examination process.

  • How long does trademark registration last?

    US trademarks can last forever as long as the trademark is being used in commerce and defended against infringement. However, for a trademark registration to remain valid, a Statement of Use must be filed: (1) between the fifth and sixth year following registration and (2) within the year before the end of every ten-year period after the date of registration.

  • What is a trademark search?

    The USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office) will not register a trademark that is similar to a mark that is already registered. This means that conducting a trademark name search is essential prior to filing and is recommended by most legal representatives. We offer a free do-it-yourself trademark search or you can hire us to conduct trademark research for you by ordering our Advanced Trademark Search.

  • Can trademarks be transferred or sold?

    Yes. A registered mark can be transferred or sold. There is a fee from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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