A trademark is a phrase, logo or design that distinguishes a product created by a specific party from other products. A trademark attorney is a lawyer who helps those who have created trademarks ensure that their trademarks are legally registered and not already in use. A trademark lawyer can also help with the trademark application and registration process by researching trademark databases, such as the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), to make sure that something similar to the new trademark does not already exist. While it may seem cheaper at first to try and register a trademark on your own, if your application is denied because it was filed incorrectly, you’ll have to file and pay the fee again, which is at least $275. That’s why it makes sense to hire a trademark attorney in Santa Rosa, California, like David P. Gardner.
The registration and regulation of trademarks is governed by rules established by the USPTO, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. If that trademark is similar to another existing trademark, the application for registration will be denied. The USPTO will also deny registration to any trademark that is a geographic location name, a surname, the title of a movie or book, the likeness of a person, or anything that’s offensive. A trademark should also not have another meaning in a foreign language.
It’s surprising how many different reasons the USPTO can find to deny a trademark registration application. That’s why you need a trademark lawyer in Santa Rosa, California.
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So, don’t take chances with your trademark registration. Schedule a free legal consultation with trademark attorney David P. Gardner in Santa Rosa, California. Call (707) 658-4460 and get the expert guidance you need for a successful trademark registration.