How Do I File a Trademark?

A trademark is a way to protect a logo or design that is to be used to designate a product or service. You must apply for registration of your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). You can do this online, but if not done correctly, you could be paying at least $275 in fees, and have your application rejected. In that case, you would have to re-file and pay the non-refundable application fee again. To ensure your application for registration of your trademark goes through the first time, hire an expert trademark attorney in Petaluma, California, such as David P. Gardner.

Process of Filing a Trademark in Petaluma

The first step in filing a trademark is to select a trademark that is likely to pass the registration process. To pass, a trademark needs to specifically represent the product, not something so general that it will be similar to other trademarks, like “Long-Lasting Tires.” Then, you must identify the category of products to which your trademark will belong, such as “tires.” You must also search the USPTO database to make sure someone else isn’t already using your trademark or one similar to it. Finally, you must file your application with the USPTO and pay the fee. Experienced trademark attorney David P. Gardner can help you every step of the way, making the process go as smooth as possible.

Call to Speak to an Experienced Trademark Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one have a new product to sell and want to register your creative new trademark that will make it stand out from everyone else’s, make sure you go through the application and registration process as efficiently as possible. An experienced trademark lawyer can help. Contact David P. Gardner of Petaluma at (707) 658-4460 today. He has the skills and the knowledge of trademark law to get you set up, once and for all!

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