FAQ – TRADEMARK REGISTRATION UNITED STATES (U.S.)
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REGISTER A TRADEMARK IN THE UNITED STATES (U.S.) AT USPTO?
In general we file your trademark within 3-5 days after your assignment. In „Express“ option we may do so within 48hrs (weekdays). An early filing date is always good, since trademark law has the principle of „first come, first served“. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will then check and register you trademark in about 4-6 months. After trademark registration there will be a 3 months period for possible oppositions against the registration of your trademark.
HOW MUCH DOES A U.S. TRADEMARK REGISTRATION COST?
The costs for filing a U.S. Trademark start at 275 USD office fees for each class. Additionally we charge 299 USD for reviewing and filing your trademark before USPTO. An always recommended trademark search beforehand costs 450 USD on top. However, since trademark conflicts are easily quite expensive and you should work with you trademark on a safe basis, we always recommend to let us conduct a comprehensive trademark research before filing your U.S. Trademark.
I NEITHER LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES UNION NOR DO I HAVE A PLACE OF BUSINESS INSIDE U.S.. MAY I FILE AN U.S. TRADEMARK ANYWAY?
Yes, of course. However, if you do not have a place of business, a real and effective establishment or your domicile in the U.S., you must appoint a representative for all proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). If you choose to file your trademark in the USA with us our U.S. trademark lawyers will automatically be your representatives before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
FOR HOW LONG IS A TRADE MARK REGISTERED IN THE U.S.?
Trade mark protection becomes effective upon the registration of your trademark in the register. The term of protection starts on the application date and lasts 10 years. It can be renewed by further 10-year periods, by payment of the renewal fee. If you register a trademark with us, you will get automatically informed, when you have to renew your trademark.
IF SOMEONE INFRINGES MY TRADE MARK. CAN YOU SEND HIM OR HER A CEASE AND DESIST LETTER?
Sure. We cooperate in the U.S. with highly specialized trademark attorneys of Legends Law Group, PLLC in Kaysville, Utah that might examine your case and do everything to protect and defend your trademark against any infringing operations. Just give us a call or send us your case via eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org.