Things to Know Before You File a Trademark Application

We file applications for trademarks for our clients. But if you are filing an application on your own, take the time to watch this video before you file an application with the

This video provides an overview of the most important issues you should be aware of when filing a trademark application. It covers such topics as trademark availability searching, ownership information, differences between drawings and specimens, identifications of goods and services, and filing bases. WARNING: Failure to understand these topics can create major deficiencies in your application or result in an application that is void from the start.

The time for a trademark to be filed, after all steps are completed, varies but currently sits at between 2 to 8 months. For this reason, you want to be sure you are filing these trademark applications correctly.

Keep in mind…

You can use “TM” for goods or “SM” for services even if you haven’t filed an application to register your trademark.

Once you register your trademark with The United States Patent & Trademark Office, use an ® with the trademark.

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