Our attorney can provide all trademark and service mark application registration services needed to help you seek trademark registration for a business name, brand name, logo, slogan, or other distinctive sight, smell, or sound that you use to identify your products, goods, and services. Trademark registration applications are requests to trademark the marks that you use to identify your goods and services. We can file trademark and service mark registration applications for you. We follow our 4 steps to trademark to apply to register your marks providing clarity every step of the way. Check out our trademark registration best practices article.
Additionally, we are able to help with responding to office actions from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for trademark applications you filed yourself. In other words, if you started filing yourself and have run into trouble or just want help getting it completed. We can help respond to office actions from the USPTO for registration applications you started. Also, after registration we can help you maintain an existing registration (monitoring for infringement and timely paying ongoing maintenance fees).
Trademarks and service marks protect business names, brand names, logos, slogans, or other distinctive sights, smells, or sounds used to identify your goods and services. Check out our article on famous recognized trademarks.Carson Patents®
What are Trademarks and Service Marks
Trademarks and service marks protect business names, brand names, logos, slogans, or other distinctive sights, smells, or sounds used to identify the source of goods and services. You can, and likely should, use your mark before you register it. In fact, having your mark already used in commerce can help make the registration application process faster and cheaper. Using your mark before registration is okay and can help lead to registration unless it infringes on existing marks. Be sure your business is properly register with your state.
We highly recommend you check before you use a name or image. If you want to be sure your business name, brand name, logo, slogan, or other distinctive sight, smell, or sound can be registered, we can help with a trademark use clearance search and common law search before you start to use it. The clearance searching and common law searching is our first step in our 4 steps to trademark registration.
Important Tip: To protect your registered trademarks and service marks with ease, consider hiring a monitoring service or an attorney to monitor and maintain your registered marks.
4 Steps to Trademark Registration for a Logo or Business Name
Carson Patents has a 4 step process we follow to apply and get trademarks and service marks registered. You can follow our steps to get your own mark registered. Check out our 4 steps.
The four steps to registration are:  clearance search and common law search,  writing the registration application,  submitting the registration application, and  responding to office actions from the examiner (if needed). We start with the mark use search. If the mark is not already in use (taken), then we write and file an application to get it registered. Prosecution is responding to letters, referred to as office actions, from the USPTO examiners to address any issues raised in examining the application. Also, we are available to help respond to letters from the USPTO (office actions) if you started on your own and now need help.
Important Tip: Always conduct a mark use search prior to investing in the use of a name, slogan, or logo. Even accidental use of the registered brand property of another is trademark infringement.
Attorney Costs to Trademark a Business Name or Logo
The cost to apply to register a business name, brand name, logo, slogan, or other distinctive sight, smell, or sound depends on the kind of mark application and the number of classes. You can file to register and protect both the words of a name as well as a stylized logo version with special formatting.
Carson Patentsʼ typical attorney fees vary between $800 – $2400 to conduct the clearance search and common law search and then if trademark-able to prepare, file, and monitor your application at the USPTO through the receipt of the review from the examining attorney. Filing fees at the USPTO for a trademark registration application will cost between $250 and $350 per class.
Important Tip: While any combination of business names, brand names, logos, slogans, or other distinctive sights, smells, or sounds can be registered, each mark requires its own registration application and filing fees are per class of use.
Trademark Application Registration Attorney Help Available Online
Carson Patentsʼ can help you register the business names, brand names, logos, slogans, or other distinctive sights, smells, or sounds that you use to identify your products, goods, and services. We offer a free trademark consultation to discuss your intellectual property needs to protect your brand identity. Consultations typically help determine the best steps to take to move forward towards registration for your trademarks and/or service marks. Contact us to apply to get your marks registered, or for help fixing registration applications you started on your own.