After you find the perfect name, logo, or slogan that captures what your business stands for, you may be wondering what the next step is. Securing its future! A trademark application is the first milestone of brand protection and At TM Law, we recognize the power of a strong brand and the importance of protecting it. That’s why we’re here to guide you through the trademark application services so you can give your brand the legal protection it needs to thrive.

What is a Trademark and Why Do You Need One?

A trademark is a unique identifier that embodies your brand. It can be a word, phrase, symbol, design, or a combination of these elements. It fosters customer loyalty, drives sales, and increases brand recognition. But without proper legal protection, your brand identity is vulnerable. Competitors might copy your name, logo, or slogan, creating confusion in the marketplace and potentially damaging your reputation.

A registered trademark provides a shield against such infringement. It grants you exclusive rights to use your brand for the specific goods or services you offer. This not only empowers you to take legal action against unauthorized use but also deters others from copying your brand in the first place.

The Trademark Application Process

The trademark application process can seem daunting, but TM Law is here to guide you through every step of the way.. We take care of all the complexities, ensuring your application is filed accurately and effectively. In most cases, the trademark registration process takes about 12-18 months.

Here’s a simplified overview of the application process:

  • Trademark Search: We conduct a thorough trademark search to identify any existing trademarks that might conflict with yours. This minimizes the risk of your application being rejected and helps ensure a strong foundation for your brand protection.
  • Application Preparation: We will guide you through every step of the application process. We’ll help you define your trademark, identify the specific goods or services it covers, and complete the necessary paperwork.
  • Application Filing: We’ll electronically file your application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and handle all communication with the USPTO on your behalf.
  • Examination and Response: The USPTO will examine your application to ensure it meets all legal requirements. If any issues arise, we’ll work closely with you to craft a persuasive response to address the concerns and keep your application moving forward.
  • Registration: Once your trademark is approved by the USPTO, it will be officially registered, granting you the legal protection you deserve.

Our commitment to your brand protection doesn’t end with the registration process. We offer trademark maintenance and renewal services, ensuring your brand protection remains in force for years to come.

Contact TM Law Today to Get Started 

At TM Law, we’re passionate about intellectual property protection. Our team possesses a deep understanding of trademark law and the intricacies of the application process. Contact TM Law today to discuss your trademark application needs.