Now that you’ve done a Trademark Clearance Search, and determined the odds of successfully trademarking your name or logo, the next step is to submit an application with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”)!
The application process to secure a federal trademark with the USPTO is complicated and not for DIY’ers. While the initial application itself is straightfoward, 80% of the time, the USPTO comes back with various “Office Actions”. These are requests for additional information that many people are confused by. Sometimes legal research is required. This is where most DIY’ers give up, losing out on both their $250 application fee and their desired trademark!
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The process from application to approval can take as long as 12 months. It all depends on how quickly the USPTO is moving, and how many Office Actions they send asking for additional information.
Yes! The Trademark Application Package is available to business owners in all 50 states.
A federal trademark registration lasts for 10 years and is renewable for additional 10-year periods. State trademark registrations are governed by state law, and the requirements vary from state to state.
A copyright protects an original work of authorship, such as written material, a photograph, a drawing or a song. Copyright protects your right to reproduce, perform, distribute or display your work or to create other works based upon it. Your work is protected by copyright as soon as it is created, but you can also register it with the U.S. Copyright Office.
A patent protects an invention. If you have a patent, you have a right to make and sell your invention for a limited time, depending on the type of patent you’ve gotten. In exchange for this right, you disclose your invention to the public when you file your patent application. You must apply to the USPTO to receive a patent.
The USPTO puts all products and services into 45 classes. A restaurant owner provides a service in class 43 (food services) for example. Someone who sells cookbooks and teaches cooking at the restaurant may want to register in class 16 (paper goods) and class 41 (education and entertainment services).
Usually, your trademark protection is limited to the classes listed in your application.
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