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The Process Of Getting A Trademark

Registering a trademark is an extremely important part of maintaining the unique identifying symbol of your company, product or organization. The trademark process itself, however, can be complicated and perilous if you have not been through the application process before.

At Kaufhold & Dix Patent Law, our team of trademark lawyers can skillfully guide you through the trademark registration and application process, making sure you are aware of everything you need to know to get your product, symbol or logo trademarked. With affordable flat fees and free initial consultations, our attorneys make it easy for you to protect your business or organization from trademark infringement.

The Trademark Process — What To Expect

If you are ready to protect your mark with a trademark, the process can seem daunting. But don't worry — we can help with that. These are the four basic steps that need to be followed to successfully obtain a trademark:

  • A comprehensive trademark search should be performed to ensure your mark is not similar to existing, registered trademark. An experienced trademark attorney knows exactly how to perform the proper search for you.
  • A trademark application will need to be filed. Although it may seem to be a simple online form, it is crucial that attention and detail be given to all of the choices and entries made concerning the trademark.
  • Once the trademark application is filed, the application will be examined by a trademark examiner. A response from the examiner is usually provided between four months and six months.
  • The final step in the trademark application process is approval of your application by the USPTO. The agency will then publish your mark in the Trademark Official Gazette to ensure there is no objection. If there is none, you will receive a certificate of registration via U.S. mail for your new trademark.

Our Experience Your Trademark Protection

With over 20 years of experience, we have the insight and know-how to assist you through every step of the trademark registration process. Our attorneys are also here to help you in the event one of your existing trademarks is infringed upon by another.

From our offices in Edina, Minnesota, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, our trademark attorneys help people nationwide. For a free initial consultation, contact us online or call 605-334-1571 for Sioux Falls or 612-216-1161 for the Twin Cities.