I need someone to register my mark with the USPTO.
If you already know which mark you want to register, I can evaluate your application materials, correct any problems with them, and file your application for you. I do NOT bill by the hour for this service. I also do NOT charge one big fee. Instead, I charge a flat fee broken down into two parts: risk assessment and filing. Why? Because if I discover serious issues during the risk assessment phase, it doesn't make any sense for you to file an application for a mark that can't be registered. And if I'm not actually filing an application for you, why would I get paid for doing nothing?
Phase 1 - Risk Assessment:
First, I search for any marks that might block your path to registration.
1. TARGETED SEARCH
I search the U.S. federal trademark register using the same methods that I relied on when reviewing applications at the USPTO.
2. COMPREHENSIVE SEARCH
In addition to searching the U.S. federal trademark register, I also look at:
U.S. state trademark registers
U.S. state records of business name registrations
Domain name records
Social media usage
I analyze the search results and summarize them in a letter as free from legalese as possible. I rate the risk of refusal due to similarity with another mark, and if I find any significant obstacles to your path to registration, I talk you through each one, explain if there is any way to solve them, and provide my experience-based opinion about how likely you would be to overcome those problems. In addition, I evaluate your application materials for dozens of potential issues that could result in refusal. The cost of the search includes a detailed telephone call to go over any questions you have. If I think it's unlikely your mark would be registered, I don't file, and I don't charge you any additional fees.
Phase 2 - Filing:
If you decide to move forward after the risk assessment phase, I correct any problems with your submission materials and file the application.
Cost: flat fee that includes both my fees and the USPTO's filing fees, based on the total number of applications and Classes in each application. Fee includes:
Search of the U.S. federal trademark register using the same methods that I relied on when reviewing applications at the USPTO (and, if a comprehensive search, a review of U.S. state trademark registrations, U.S. state records of business name registrations, domain name records, and social media usage)
My analysis and summary of this search in a letter rating the risk of refusal due to similarity with another mark
My evaluation of your application materials to identify dozens of other potential bases for refusal also clearly explained by letter
A detailed telephone call to go over any questions you have
The USPTO filing fee (dependent on the total number of classes identified and whether the application is TEAS Plus or TEAS Standard)
Corrections to the application materials before filing to resolve any of the issues identified in Phase 1 which might otherwise prevent registration
Monitoring your application, tracking deadlines, and informing you of updates
Communicating with the USPTO about your application
All fees can be paid securely online by credit card or e-check.