Flat Fee Trademarks.
Stop Putting Off Protecting Your Brand
Register Your Trademark Today
A trademark is one of those things that often gets overlooked. I keep hearing things like “I don’t need it right now,” or “If I get big enough where company comes after me, then I’m doing something right.” You don’t want to get caught up in that line of thinking and here’s why.
Let’s face it. The longer you are in business, the more money you are spending on marketing, training, and overall brand development. The LAST thing you need is for someone to come in and tell you that you that you need to stop using your name or slogan. Can you imagine if this were to happen to you? Without the proper protection in place, you might be on the receiving end of one of these demands.
A Trademark Registration Can Put You In the Driver’s Seat
If someone beats you to the punch and files a trademark application for the same name, you might not be able to expand your business how you were planning. Filing early will help you keep your business unique and help you maintain the brand that you have worked so hard to build.
Ready To Protect One Of Your Most Valuable Assets?
Trademark applications are done for a flat fee, which includes a trademark search, opinion as to the likelihood of registration, and filing the application with the trademark office.
Have you come up with a great name or slogan, but haven’t opened up shop yet? That’s OK. You can still reserve your trademark with an “intent-to-use” application. Find out more HERE.
If you already have a registered trademark, you will need to renew it every once in a while so it does not expire. If you stop using your trademark to identify the goods/services it protects, it no longer operates as a trademark.
Selling your business or need to transfer your trademark to a different entity? This is called an “assignment,” which is recorded with the USPTO.
Let’s face it, no matter what you do, there may be others who copy you. Unfortunately, you may also find yourself on the wrong end of a cease and desist letter. I can help you identify whatever rights you may have and provide an opinion on how you should proceed. Depending on your situation, sending a cease and desist to an infringer, or responding to an infringer can all be handled. Additionally, I can help you negotiate a settlement agreement with the other party.
Anastasios G. Garbis
Registered Patent Attorney
I am a registered patent attorney and spend my time consulting entrepreneurs on how to protect their businesses through the use of different forms of intellectual property. My experiences through my time as an attorney and involvement in various business ventures in the restaurant and hospitality industry have helped me relate to the needs of small businesses and entrepreneurs.