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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Fort Collins Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Fort Collins trademark attorneys & lawyers represent individuals and businesses with everything they need to secure and protect their trademarks. Our attorneys can help individuals with everything from trademark clearance searches to determine whether the desired mark is available for adoption, use, and registration. By reviewing the search reports thoroughly, they can conclusively determine the extent to which a mark is already being used and the potential success of filing a trademark.
Trademark licensing can be complex, but our trademark attorneys have experience drafting agreements on behalf of both licensees and trademark owners - thus allowing you to capitalize on your valuable intellectual property. Our Fort Collins trademark attorneys can also draft and file your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including Intent to Use and Use in Commerce applications.
Our attorneys can also help protect your trademark around the globe by assisting clients with filing trademark applications under the Madrid Protocol, which allows trademark holders to obtain protection in multiple countries by filing a single application.
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What Is an Intent to Use Trademark?
An intent to use (ITU) trademark application shows a company's intent to use a trademark before actually putting it into use. The company must then put the mark into actual use within six months of filing the ITU application.
Under Section 1(b) of the Lanham Act, there are two types of trademark applications that can be submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). They are intent to use (ITU) and statement of use (SOU).
The advantage of the ITU is that the filing date serves as the first date of the use of the mark. This assumes that the applicant puts the mark into actual use and completes the application process within six months. This status and indication of intent is regulated by §1(b) of the Trademark Act, 15
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How to Patent a Logo
While you can learn how to patent an idea, logos cannot be patented because the term patent describes ownership that protects inventions.
However, logos can be protected in a similar way by a trademark or service mark. Trademarks protect logos attached to products while service marks protect logos attached to services. Both trademarks and service marks are often referred to as trademarks. Following these established steps is the best way to trademark your logo.
Reasons to Trademark Your Logo
A logo is any design used by a person or company to promote its business interests. Logos can be images, stylized words, or a combination of these elements.
- Your logo is valuable. Logos are one of the most valuable assets any company has. Customers can identify a good logo in an instant.
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What is a Trademark Statement of use?
A Statement of Use (SOU) is one of the official forms used by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It can only be filed once a business has started to use a trademark. This means you can't register a trademark just to tie it up; you need to use it in commerce. Ways to prove a trademark's use include displaying it on products, packaging, or other marketing tools.
If you filed your trademark on the basis of intent to use, you must file a Statement of Use to show you are using it to sell goods and/or services. If you aren't ready to file the SOU, you need to file a Request for Extension of Time to File a Statement of Use within six months of when your Notice of Allowance was issued. The extensions can be filed every six months for up to 36 mont
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How Much Does It Cost to Trademark a Name?
The U.S. Patent and Trademark office shows the current fees for an electronic application range between $275 and $325 for each class of goods and services. These fees are dependent upon which type of application you file; for example, registering a paper application is your most expensive option and is currently $375 per class of goods or services.
Additional Trademark Fees to Consider
The cost of filing for trademark protection is merely the beginning. There are other associated charges you may need to pay including:
Hiring an attorney – while it is possible to do these filings on your own, in most cases it is worth hiring an attorney to avoid some of the most common mistakes. The cost of legal assistance can vary between $125 – several hundred dollars per hour. Some
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What Are Trademark Requirements?
Trademark requirements include details such as contact information and product description information that you must provide when you apply for a trademark. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reviews trademark applications. This agency uses information you provide on a trademark application to decide whether to grant you a federally registered trademark for your invention or product.
To get a trademark, you need to meet the following six requirements:
Provide your name and address as owner of the trademark.
State the entity type (individual or corporation) and your national citizenship.
Demonstrate actual use or a real intent to use the trademark in commerce.
Give a detailed description of the product being trademarked.