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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Greenville Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Greenville 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 Greenville 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 Does it Cost to Trademark a Logo?
The cost to trademark a logo with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is $225–$600 as of January 2017, plus legal fees. You can register a trademark with your state for $50-$150, but federal registration offers a great deal more legal protection.
The USPTO offers four different forms, each with different pricing. If you file online using the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS), you can choose from three options. File a regular TEAS for $400 or a TEAS RF for $275. You can file a TEAS Plus for $225 if you meet certain terms, such as fitting neatly into one of the standard business groups. Which form you can use will depend on your business and your logo. You can also opt to file a paper form for a flat rate of $600. These fees are val
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How to Open a Bar in California
Opening a bar in California can be a costly, time-consuming endeavor. Just like opening a new restaurant, you will need a thorough business plan, approval of several government agencies, and many permits and licenses. This guide outlines the steps necessary to open a bar in California.
A Guide to Opening a Bar in California
Opening a bar in California can be a costly, time-consuming endeavor. But with the opportunity for high-profit margins on alcohol and food, along with cover charges, bars can be successful businesses. Just like opening a new restaurant, you will need a thorough business plan, approval of several government agencies, and many permits and licenses. This guide outlines the steps necessary to open a bar in California.
1. Create a Business Plan
Opening a bar is essentially starting a small business. Your location and operating costs will depend on the type of bar you want to open.
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What Is the Supplemental Register?
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Supplemental Register is a list of trademarks and service marks that do not qualify for the Principal Register. Names and symbols that are being used in business but aren't specific and unique enough to end up on the Principal Register qualify for the Supplemental Register.
There are several differences between the Supplemental Register and the Principal Register. The Principal Register has mostly unique trademarks. If you have a trademark on the Principal Register, then you own that trademark in all 50 states.
So, in a lawsuit, the person disputing your principal registration would have a harder time proving you're not the owner of the trademark or service mark. If your mark is on the Principal Register,
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What Is Product Licensing?
Product licensing is a streamlined way to turn an idea into a product that's ready for sale. Here's how to license a product:
- Come up with a great idea.
- Protect your intellectual property through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
- License a company to manufacture and distribute your product.
- Collect royalties.
Product Licensing: What Is It?
Product licensing is one of the easiest ways for inventors to bring their ideas to life. Inventors simply rent, or license, their ideas to a company, which manufactures and distributes the product quickly and easily. This process tends to be faster, more affordable, and more lucrative than other options, such as starting a new company to sell an invention.
You can increase the chances of making product licensing part of your business plan if you cultivate a culture of creativity. Research gr
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What is a Trademarked Brand?
A trademark protects certain kinds of intellectual property. It can apply to any unique symbol, name, device, or word that identifies a company or product. Trademark protection allows the company to protect its intellectual property from unauthorized use. Companies usually trademark their logo and name.
The first person or company to use a unique mark gets the trademark. This protection is limited to a small geographic area. For wider protection, the trademark has to be registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO.)
Trademarks also help companies build brand loyalty. By distinguishing one company from another, customers can choose who to b