Category: Trademark Registration

What Is A Surname Refusal?

Have you recently received an Office Action denying your mark based on a surname refusal? Are you planning on applying for a trademark with your last name as part of the mark? In either case, you should first understand the potential pitfalls of attempting to register...

Trademark Office Action Response Cheatsheet [Updated 2021]

This Trademark Office Action Response Cheatsheet helps you get back on track. The United States Patent & Trademark Office (the USPTO) issues trademark Office Actions when they find a problem with a trademark application. If you received a trademark Office Action,...

Creative Business Owner’s Guide to Trademarks

As a creative business owner, you may have wondered if you need a trademark. What exactly are trademarks? Will a trademark protect your brand? Should you register for trademark protection? How can you start the trademark process? We answer those questions in this...

Trademark Cost Guidebook

This trademark cost guidebook discusses trademark costs and includes information about fees charged by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as well as fees charged by attorneys and filing services. Note: All numbers current as of September 2020. Check...

California Trademark Protection [2020 Updated Version]

A California trademark provides trademark protection within the state of California. This may be useful for your business. Many people know that they can register their mark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, but fewer people know that California has...

Trademark Specimen Tips [Updated 2020]

A trademark specimen is required if you want to have your trademark registered with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). The trademark specimen tells the USPTO how you are using your trademark with your goods or services. Understanding how to...