Registered Trademark: Get Your Custom one Approved! (2019)

By December 6, 2018 Business Law

Registered Trademark Process

Registered Trademark means the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO) has approved your application.

Even though it has gone through the application hurdles, there is more to the process. Maintain the paperwork to have final complete successful federal registration. This allows you to use the R in a small circle or the S in a small circle. Also, it gives a certificate and nationwide protection, with all the rights that come with it.

Registered TrademarkGenerally, a registered trademark or service mark will last for ten-year terms. Then, once you have registered, you can expect ten years of protection. However, there is a caveat – between years five and six you have to do some housekeeping. Send files and documents to the USPTO to maintain the registration. Thereafter, you get ten-year increments of successive registration.

Steps to Receive a Registered Trademark

  1. Conduct a thorough search to see if the trademark is registerable,
  2. File an excellent application, and
  3. Submit to the USPTO.

Do your due diligence up front. Hire excellent counsel to help in that process. Doing these things provides very few impediments to receiving federal trademark registration.

Ismail Amin

Author Ismail Amin

Ismail’s legal experience encompasses serving Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized privately held companies, and entrepreneurs. He presently serves as Corporate and Litigation Counsel to large and mid-sized businesses throughout California, Nevada, and Texas, as well as General and Personal Counsel to high-profile hospitality operators in California and Nevada. Ismail’s practice emphasizes Business and Intellectual Property matters, with a focus on healthcare, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and hospitality. Ismail has counseled the firm’s healthcare provider clients in acquiring or selling assets while maximizing return and minimizing risk. He has helped clients acquire or sell over $1 billion worth of healthcare-related assets, including hospitals.

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