A federally registered trademark is

brand protection. 

Which means as an online business, your trademark is a valuable asset.

Maybe you want to do a clearance search before launching. You don’t want to go through a re-brand when it can be avoided, right?!

Or maybe you’ve been building a business and a brand and you’re ready to lockdown your legal rights.

     

    If you’re a business owner

    looking to register your trademark with the USPTO,

    Nicole Cheri Oden Law, PC can help.

     

    I understand the legal world and the online business world and can bridge the gap for entrepreneurs that want to ensure they’re protecting their brand.

    I understand the legal world and the online business world and can bridge the gap for entrepreneurs that want to ensure they’re protecting their brand.

    From a comprehensive federal, state, and common law search and opinion letter to advise about both the availability and strength of your proposed mark

    to

    Preparing, filing, and monitoring a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

    to

    Office Action responses, renewal and maintenance filings, and our Watch the Mark  service. . .

     

    We’ve got you covered! 

     

    Book a 30 minute consultation.

    How it works: all consultations are held via telephone conference or zoom, and are privileged and confidential.

    The investment: $175.00 for a 30-minute consultation. If it’s a good fit, a flat fee retainer will be quoted and your consultation fee may be applied toward your retainer (so long as you move forward within 7 calendar days of your consultation).

    Payment must be received before your consultation is scheduled.

    Interested? Click the button below and complete the application to get the ball rolling. Once a conflict check has been conducted, I’ll be in touch to discuss scheduling.

    Q: What can I obtain federal trademark registration for?

    Your business name, service or product name, podcast name, blog name, tagline, logo. To name a few things.

    Q: How long will it take to get a federal trademark registration?

    The average registration takes approximately 1 year from the initial application being submitted.

    Q: Why should I obtain a federal trademark registration?
    • Enforce your exclusive rights across the United States (reduce the chance of consumer confusion when it comes to differentiating you from your competitors, aka brand preservation!);
    • Use the ® symbol to alert potential infringers of your registration;
    • Sue for infringement in federal court;
    • Recover attorney’s fees and damages if your infringement lawsuit is successful;
    • File your registration with the U.S. Customs Service to prevent importation of infringing foreign goods;
    • Experience an easier process registering your trademark in foreign countries;
    • Gain a valuable asset for your online business.
    Q: When should I apply for federal trademark registration?

    There are 3 things to consider before applying for trademark registration:

    1. Do you have a profitable product or service?

    If you have no proof of concept (i.e. no funds flowing into your business bank account from happy clients or customers), consider if it’s really time to move forward with a trademark registration application.

    2. Do you intend to stick with your product or service?

    Since the average trademark registration application takes about one year from start to finish, it’s important to consider if you plan on sticking with the mark you’d like to register for your product or service. If there may be changes or tweaks in the near future, consider that in your decision-making.

    3. Do you plan to stop others from infringing on your trademark?

    Getting the trademark registration in place is half the battle – the other half is protecting your rights from infringement. If someone infringes your mark, the Court could find that you’re estopped from enforcing your rights or your mark is considered abandoned if you don’t do anything about it.

    So, if someone uses a mark that could lead consumers to the mistaken belief that you, your business, and/or your website is affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by them, you have to do something about it.

    Ready to protect your brand?

    Click the button below and complete the application to get the ball rolling. Once a conflict check has been conducted, I’ll be in touch to discuss scheduling.