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General Questions

A trademark is a unique symbol, word, or phrase that identifies and distinguishes your brand from others. Registering a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provides legal protection, preventing others from using a similar mark, and gives you exclusive rights to your brand.

The timeframe for trademark registration can vary but usually takes around 8-12 months. Delays can occur due to factors like USPTO backlog or objections. Our experienced trademark attorneys expedite the process as much as possible.

If your trademark application is refused, our attorneys will assess the reasons for refusal and work on addressing them. We'll file necessary responses, amendments, or appeals to resolve the issues and help your trademark get approved.

Trademark protection is generally limited to the country where you file the application. However, you can apply for international trademark protection through the Madrid Protocol, which covers multiple countries. Our team can guide you through this process.

If you believe someone is infringing on your trademark, contact us immediately. We'll conduct a thorough investigation and take appropriate legal action to protect your rights, which may include sending cease and desist letters or initiating litigation if necessary.

To prove trademark infringement, you must demonstrate that the infringing party is using a mark that is confusingly similar to yours in a way that could cause consumer confusion. Our experienced trial attorneys will gather evidence and build a strong case on your behalf.

To prevent trademark infringement, regularly monitor your trademark for unauthorized use. Consider registering your mark internationally, maintain vigilant brand enforcement, and consult with us for proactive legal strategies.

It is possible to make certain changes to a registered trademark, such as updating contact information or adding additional goods/services. However, major changes may require re-filing. We can advise you on the best course of action for your specific situation.

Not registering your trademark leaves it vulnerable to unauthorized use. Without registration, you may have limited legal recourse in case of infringement. Registering your trademark is a proactive step to protect your brand.

Our fees vary depending on the specific services you require, the complexity of your case, and other factors. We offer transparent billing, and our attorneys will provide you with a clear fee structure during the initial consultation.

While it's possible to file a trademark application on your own, working with an experienced trademark lawyer can help you navigate the complexities of the process, avoid costly mistakes, and increase your chances of a successful registration.

Yes, there is a difference. The ® symbol signifies a registered trademark, while the ™ symbol indicates an unregistered trademark. Registering your trademark provides stronger legal protection.

Yes, you can trademark slogans, sounds, and even distinctive scents if they meet the USPTO's requirements for distinctiveness and use as a source identifier.

If your trademark registration expires, you lose the protection it provides. To maintain your trademark, you must file renewal applications to keep it current.

If your trademark registration expires, you lose the protection it provides. To maintain your trademark, you must file renewal applications to keep it current.