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Anything associated with a business or company can be a trademark, whether it’s a company name, products, brands, symbols, logos, slogans, designs, etc. It is mainly used to distinguish your brand from the rest, in term of its services and products. Registering trademark benefits you with the protection of your valuable assets and establish your ownership rights. To ensure absolute protection of your business and brand, Trademark Excel provide you an easy, swift and affordable way to register your trademark.

Anything associated with a business or company can be a trademark, whether it’s a company name, products, brands, symbols, logos, slogans, designs, etc. and registering it with USPTO will offer you protection for all these company’s assets nationwide and helps you establish your ownership rights. The successful registration of your trademark to USPTO will help you strengthen your future claims if you take legal action against someone for trademark infraction.

- Trademarks - Company names, product names, words, brands, logos, slogans, symbols, scent, designs, or a combination of these elements.

- Service Marks -Used to distinguish ‘services’ rather than sale of goods. These marks used to identify the source of a service.

Anything associated with a business or company can be a trademark, whether it’s a company name, products, brands, symbols, logos, slogans, designs, etc. It is mainly used protect and to distinguish your brand from the rest, in term of its services and products.

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In order to protect any original work or to establish authority over your intellectual property the service of copyright is used. It helps prevent the usage and distribution (copying or piracy) of your work elsewhere without your authorization. Trademark Excel provide you the copyright registration for a large variety of intellectual property, such as, photos, songs, videos, maps, websites, literary works, animations, and many more.

To protect and establish the ownership and rights of the producers, authors and owners for their original works, copyright registration plays a vital role. It helps prevent the usage and distribution (copying or piracy) of your work and intellectual property elsewhere without your authorization.

Often a times trademarks are abused many sites and companies and keep it as a secret while trademarks being unlicensed. In order to spot these illicit secrets, the common law method is utilized. It doesn’t require federal registration and helps you protect your logos, brand name, products, etc.

If USPTO finds any legal problems with your selected trademark or even with the application, it sends you an official letter about it, this letter is called an Office Action. Before getting your trademark registered, solving all these legal problems in the Office Action is obligatory. The reasons for the refusal of your registration or any other unfulfilled requirements are included by an examining attorney, in an Office Action letter. The duration to respond to an Office action letter is within 6 months of the issue. Otherwise your application will be abandoned by the USPTO, fee for application will not be refunded and the mark will not be registered.

There is a high chance that the trademark you are planning to register for yourself, someone has already registered a similar one. This enables the already owner of the trademark to object your trademark registration. Before filing an application to register a trademark, it is wise to perform a comprehensive trademark search as it save a lot of your effort, time and money as well. It is essential to check your trademark beforehand because once you have paid the USPTO fee it won’t be refunded. This compressive trademark search ensures the originality and authenticity of your trademark.

If USPTO finds any legal problems with your selected trademark or even with the application, it sends you an official letter about it, this letter is called an Office Action. The reasons for the refusal of your registration or any other unfulfilled requirements are included by an examining attorney, in an Office Action letter. There is a high chance that the trademark you are planning to register for yourself, someone has already registered a similar one. This can also enables the already owner of the trademark to object your trademark registration. Before getting your trademark registered, solving all these legal problems in the Office Action is obligatory.

Registering catchphrases or slogans as trademarks is similar to registering your company or product names. Slogan are a great asset to those firms who run strong branding and advertising campaigns. The more famous a slogan becomes the higher the chances of its coping and piracy becomes. Other organization might start using similar slogan in their advertising campaigns, so it is wise to trademark your valuable slogans as well.

It will take about 6 to 8 (or more) months to complete the whole registration process, if your initial application got approved in the very first attempt and you are not asked to make any changes to it. If USPTO finds any legal problems with your selected trademark or even with the application, it sends you an official letter about it, this letter is called an Office Action. Before getting your trademark registered, solving all these legal problems in the Office Action is obligatory. The duration to respond to an Office action letter is within 6 months of the issue. Otherwise your application will be abandoned by the USPTO, fee for application will not be refunded and the mark will not be registered.

Having a trademark gives you a competitive edge by protecting your brand’s identity and helps your services and products to stand out from the crowd. Along with providing an authentic identity for your brand, trademark also gives you various legal rights and comfort. Anything associated with a business or company can be a trademark, whether it’s a company name, products, brands, symbols, logos, slogans, designs, etc. Registering trademark benefits you with the protection of your valuable assets and establish your ownership rights. The successful registration of your trademark to USPTO will help you strengthen your future claims if you take legal action against someone for trademark infraction.

Common Law trademark rights is geographically limited and doesn’t provide protection nationwide. The successful registration of your trademark to USPTO will help you strengthen your future claims if you take legal action against someone for trademark infraction. Registering trademark benefits you with the protection of your valuable assets and establish your ownership rights nationwide. Having a trademark gives you a competitive edge by protecting your brand’s identity and helps your services and products to stand out from the crowd.

In order to register your trademark you will be needing the following documents:

  • Full legal name and address of the owner.
  • The type of entity (partnership, corporation, individual, etc.) you are registering for.
  • The trademark in use or intend to use.
  • A drawing and a specimen copy of the mark (showing its actual use)
  • A drawing of the trademark as it is intended to be used (for intent-to-use marks)
  • Relevant dates (when first used on products/labels, or dates when you first advertised)
  • Type of goods or services for which the mark is being registered

In order to save your application to get rejected it is significant to use the right description of your goods or services. It also helps you by providing protection for your intended products or services.

Not too descriptive or too restrictive, the description used for the products should be precise. Including particular details in the description, with easy and comprehensible English, makes things efficient for applicant and examiners at USPTO.

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