What Does a Trademark Attorney Do?
In the United States, as soon as you sell goods or services under a specific brand name, before anyone else, you own the trademark automatically. However, there are several important reasons you should formally register your mark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Common Services that Trademark Attorneys Provide
- Developing intellectual property strategy
- Conducting name searches
- Preparing and filing your trademark application(s)
- Defending your application(s) during the approval process
- Going after anyone who violates your trademark
- Defending you if you violate someone else’s trademark
While there are areas of law you might be able to handle yourself with the help of a generic form downloaded from the internet, trademark law is not one of those areas. The USPTO.gov website expressly states that the trademark registration process can be tricky and complicated and that you should hire an attorney to help you.
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How a LegalShield Small Business Plan Works for Trademarks
All LegalShield plans are jam-packed with valuable benefits. When it comes to trademark law, the most common plan usage is in two areas.
Consultation and Advice
You can have a phone consultation with an intellectual property attorney in your local area. They will make sure that filing for a trademark is the right type of protection for your situation, answer your questions and provide advice about the registration process.
Once you’ve completed your trademark registration documents, you can submit them to your attorney for review. They will provide feedback regarding anything you may need to change before you file the documents.
You get the best of both worlds. You’ll have the help of a trademark attorney to make sure your registration is correct AND save a ton of money.
How Do Legal Plans Work?
LegalShield small business plans are perfect for supporting your trademark registration, and they also offer other valuable legal services businesses need.