To check the status of a currently pending U.S. Federal trademark, please have your serial number or your registration number available, and either:
(i) call the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s automated trademark status line at:
(ii) enter the serial number or your registration number here: http://tarr.uspto.gov/
Trademarking your product names, business name, logos, slogans and/or Domain Names is one of the most important business decisions you will make. We’re here to walk with you through the somewhat complex trademarking process.
Trademark holders have the ability to prevent their competitors and other third parties from using their registered trademark without permission. A trademark is essential for all companies that profit from product name or business name recognition. Coca-Cola® is the most recognized and admired trademark around the globe.
Companies who fail to register their trademark, or companies currently conducting business using an unregistered trademark, run the risk of losing some or all of their rights to continue to use their mark. This normally occurs when a competitor or unrelated third party trademarks a mark that is the same or substantially similar to an existing mark. Few companies have the financial strength to overcome the full or partial loss of their right to use their own business name, product names, logos, slogans and/or Domain Names. The greatest expense of a trademark is the lack of it.
Who owns your Domain Name anyway? Interested in finding out if your business name or product name is available to be reserved as a Domain Name? If so, just click here for access to our Domain Name search engine.
The federal trademark registration process is relatively straightforward. A trademark may be filed at the state, federal or international level. Trademark filings at the state level generally cost less than those filed at the federal or international levels. Thankfully, one does not have to incur the expense of unusually high hourly attorneys’ fees in order to register a trademark. The trademark application preparation fee is $350.00 per federal application. For more information regarding your payment options click here: Payment Options.
Once a trademark search has been performed and you have determined that your mark is available the next step is to prepare and file the trademark application. The filing fee associated with filing a single federal trademark application is currently $375.00 per class.
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