Licensed Trademark Attorney in Detroit
Federal trademark registration is an essential ingredient in the establishment of a successful brand.
Whether you’re launching your first product or managing the intellectual property library of a Fortune 500 corporation, Federal trademark registration will protect you from infringement, the importation of knock-off products, and consumer confusion as to your brand identity.
Trademark Registration Services
The Hilla Trademark Law Firm will not only draft and file your application but will first properly research the registrability of your name, logo, tag-line, or advertising phrase.
Step 1: Our process is to learn your business. What are you offering and where are you offering it? Do you plan to expand? Will you be offering new products or services going forward? Will your prospective mark adequately protect those new products or services when you begin to offer them?
Step 2: To take that information and properly research not only the Federal and state trademark registers but also the market at large. Are there businesses using that name, regardless of registry? Internet domain names in use? Social media handles you might at least want to be aware of?
We will root that information out for you and the draft a detailed Opinion Letter to you, noting any dangerous conflicts and recommending whether an application filing with the USPTO may offer a low, moderate, or high-risk chance of opposing response.
Step 3: Drafting and filing your Federal trademark registration application.
We will expertly draft your Trademark application with a tactical eye toward obtaining for your mark and your enterprise the fullest scope of protection possible. We will review the application with you prior to its filing to ensure that it properly describes your business and its product.
Once your application is filed, we will provide you regular and proactive updates as to its progress through the approval process, any Oppositions or Office Actions filed in response, and, finally, as to its approval.
Trademark Registration Timeline:
Note that this timeline is for an “in-use” application rather than an “intend to use” application (meaning that the mark is already being used in interstate commerce when the application is filed). For “intend to use” applications, several more steps are involved.