Correspondence Information in a Trademark Application

In previous steps in this series on electronic filing of a trademark application, we have covered:

Keep Correspondence Information Up to Date

In this section you will provide the US Trademark Office with your correspondence information for communicating about the trademark application while it is pending at the USPTO. It will be very important to keep your correspondence information up to date, even after you receive a registered trademark.

The Difference Between Correspondent and Owner Information

The “Correspondence Information” in an application differs in some subtle ways from both the Owner information and Attorney information entered earlier in the application form. Continue Reading »

Trademark Application Attorney

You may elect to use a trademark attorney to help you file your trademark application. If you are just starting, check out our first post in this series on filing a trademark application. The decision is up to you whether to use a lawyer, but there are many reasons that using a trademark lawyer might be a wise decision. Here are a few of the most important considerations.

Top 3 Reasons to Use a Trademark Lawyer

1. TRADEMARK DEADLINES, DEADLINES, DEADLINES…

A trademark attorney will monitor all legal deadlines and make sure that you never lose your trademark registration rights because of a missed deadline.

2. TRADEMARK SEARCH, SEARCH, SEARCH…

A trademark attorney will offer to conduct a comprehensive search and help identify potential problems with the use of your proposed trademark that you may not find yourself using the USPTO TESS system. You can learn how to do your own preliminary trademark search.

3. TRADEMARK ADVICE, ADVICE, ADVICE…

A trademark attorney will counsel you regarding proper use of the mark, recommend whether to file a trademark application, and advise you on your likelihood of success in the registration process. Continue Reading »