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

       and 

  • 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:

     Phase 1:

  • 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

     Phase 2:

  • 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

For a free conversation

about your mark,

schedule a call. 

 

All fees can be paid securely online by credit card or e-check.