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How Do You Trademark a Name in the US? – YouTube Video

Monday, July 7th, 2014

The process of trademarking a brand name may sound like a relatively easy process.  However, there are crucial steps that need to be considered and/or completed before, during and after the application process.  Some of these things include understanding what the factors are for determining the filing fee, knowing how to respond to any possible Office Actions filed by the Examining Attorney during the application process, and taking the proper steps to protect your trademark once it is filed.  This video gives a good overview of the basic steps which need to be done to trademark a brand name, but there are other specific details that also need to be covered during the process.  Failing to be prepared for such potential issues could lead to the denial of your application or a trademark infringement dispute.  The attorneys and staff at Traverse Legal have extensive experience in the entire process of trademarking a brand name and can help you successfully get your brand name trademarked. 

Hi, I’m Kiyla Fenell, business expert with  A frequent question I get in my line of work is how to trademark a name?  So today, I’m going to give you my best advice on how to protect your intellectual property from copycats that might try to steal your work.  The first thing that you need to know is a trademark is a brand name.  There are universal symbols that are used to identify a brand name has been taken.  The very first is the ‘R’.  The ‘R’ means that the trademark has been registered.  Second, is the TM if it is not.  If you currently using a brand name, you can already begin to use the TM.    Continue reading How Do You Trademark a Name in the US? – YouTube Video »

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What is Trademark Registration and How Do You Do It?

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Trademark registration is the process by which you file an application to the USPTO, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, asking the United States government to, essentially, acknowledge and validate that the word or brand or logo that you are submitting is, in fact, considered trademark worthy under U.S. law.

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What Is Trademark Law?

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Trademark law is the protection of symbols that serve as a designator of origin, source, sponsorship, endorsement, or affiliation. Trademark rights are obtained through a use of the trademark in commerce in association with goods or services, however, trademark registration provides additional benefits. Trademark registration allows a party file a lawsuit for trademark infringement in federal court, to obtain up to $2,000,000 in statutory damages for trademark infringement, and to put others on notice of their rights through the use of the circle-R symbol.

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  • Trade Secret Theft, Chicago, Illinois
  • Cybersquatting Law, Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act Miami, Florida
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  • Stolen Domain Name, Orlando, Florida
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