Step 1: Contact us to arrange a meeting. We’ll listen to your plans about the trademark(s) you’re considering registering.
Step 2: If you decide to hire us, we’ll gather all of the necessary information we need from you through a short questionnaire.
Step 3: We’ll run a comprehensive US trademark search (more details below).
Step 4: We’ll analyze the search results and draft a formal legal opinion for you, recommending whether to proceed with a registration.
Step 5: You’ll review our opinion and we’ll schedule a time to discuss our findings and your plans.
Step 6: You’ll decide whether to apply for the trademark registration.
The amount depends on the scope of the project. We’ll provide you with an estimate before you hire our firm and before we commence any work on your behalf. Some clients seek to register one potential trademark on a single class of goods or services, while other clients seek to register multiple trademarks on multiple classes of goods or services. So, the scope of the project depends on a client’s desired outcome. Our attorneys bill at an hourly rate of $250, and our paralegal staff bills at an hourly rate of $125. Our paralegal staff conducts the searches and assembles all of the data, while our attorneys analyze the data, prepare the opinion, and advise you as to your options.
We’ll search all of the following US databases and records:
Our trademark search opinions typically range between 5-10 pages, depending on the results of the particular search.
It usually takes us about 1-2 weeks to complete and deliver the formal trademark search opinion.
Our firm typically charges a flat fee of $500 to register a trademark, and the USPTO charges a filing fee of $225 per class of goods. More information about that service offered by our firm can be found here. However, if you hire our firm to conduct a trademark search opinion, our firm will charge a discounted $250 flat fee for the trademark registration.
Many online service providers actually do a good job of providing search results. However, they don’t actually provide any legal advice about how to proceed based on the results of a search. Unless you know how to interpret the information in the search results, the information itself may be of limited value to you.