Trademark Search Services
The first and most important step for any business or entrepreneur in creating a business name, tagline or logo is to ensure it is available for use. Our law firm offers clients trademark search services which includes a comprehensive search report and attorney opinion analyzing all 50 state trademark databases and the federal database to determine whether there are any potential conflicts with the proposed trademark. The trademark search is a flat fee service based on two hours of attorney time and can be completed within three business days.
Our law firm uses Corsearch, the premier trademark search, trademark clearance and protection platform for trademark and brand solutions. Its high-quality, intuitive tools are unparalleled and enable our attorneys to effectively manage our clients trademark portfolios. Our law firm’s access to expansive global content through the Corsearch platform, empowers its customers our lawyers to easily, quickly and flexibly monitor and protect our clients brands in an increasingly complex business environment.
Trademark Registration Services
After a comprehensive trademark search is performed and the trademark(s) is selected, our trademark attorneys will determine the appropriate trademark classes in which to protect the trademark and will draft the trademark goods and/or services description. Once the trademark selected, the appropriate trademark class is determined, and the description of the goods and/or services is drafted, our lawyers will proceed to prosecute the state or federal trademark application. For Illinois trademarks, the trademark registration process will likely take a few weeks. For federal trademarks, the trademark registration generally takes 8-14 months, if there are issues arise during the prosecution.
Why Hire A Chicago Trademark Lawyer?
There are several major benefits to using a trademark lawyer to perform your trademark search and file your federal trademark application: 1) saving time, and 2) saving money; and 3) avoiding costly mistakes. The federal trademark search and registration process on the surface may seem fairly straightforward but more often than not it is complex, time consuming, and riddled with areas to potentially make significant, costly mistakes. The trademark registration process involves multiple steps, each with its own timeline and requirements:
complete and file initial application,
USPTO examining attorney evaluates the application,
a potential non-final refusal, followed by a required response,
a potential final refusal, followed by a required response or appeal,
the publication of the trademark for an opposition period of 30 days,
if the application is based on an intent to use, the subsequent filing of a statement of use or a time extension.
Contact Our Chicago Trademark Lawyers
If you have an Illinois state or federal trademark matter, please send us an email, fill out one of our trademark information forms, or give us a call at 312-789-5676.