NexTrend Legal through its Chicago trademark attorneys provides entrepreneurs, inventors, start-ups, small businesses and private companies a full suite of federal trademark services. To read more about a particular trademark service, please click on one of the links below.
Trademark Search & Registration
Filing for federal trademark and obtaining a successful registration provides numerous trademark benefits to business owners and entrepreneurs. These benefits include nationwide trademark rights, right to sue in federal courts, ability to recover money, use of the ® symbol, deterring others from using your trademark or similar trademark, ability to stop cybersquatters from using your trademark in domain names, etc. Our trademark law firm offers an flat rate fees for the majority of our trademark services to make it affordable for any entrepreneur, inventor or business to take advantage of important federal trademark benefits. To determine whether your business should seek federal trademark protection, please contact our trademark attorneys for assistance.
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Trademark Clearance Search
Imagine spending extensive time, energy and finances on creating the perfect name or logo to represent your business, product or service, then later finding out the trademark is not registerable, or worse, infringes on a registered or pending trademark. Performing a trademark search is critically important before any start-up, entrepreneur selects a new mark that identifies the source of the business, service or product. The main result of the search is to determine if your new mark is available for use. Without conducting a proper search, you are flirting with financial disaster.
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Trademark Office Actions
Providing responses to issued USPTO trademark office actions.
Not all trademark applications are approved upon application. If the US Government has any concern with your application they will issue a notice called an Office Action. Many times the Examiner will just request additional information regarding the mark. However, sometimes the Examiners deny the application. The most frequent bases for rejection are likelihood of confusion with an existing registered mark and genericness or descriptiveness of the mark for which registration is sought.
When an Office action is issued, the applicant has six months to respond to the Examiner. The applicant will need to provide evidence in his or her response to overcome the rejection. Our attorneys have extensive experience in responding to all different types of rejections. We will review your case and determine what needs to be done at no charge. If we find you have a basis for responding, we will provide a flat rate to complete a response on your behalf.
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Trademark monitoring services to deter potential infringement of your trademark registrations.
Once a trademark owner holds a trademark registration, the trademark owner is subject o several legal responsibilities. Of primary importance is the legal responsibility to actively police the registered trademark in the marketplace to deter potential dilution and infringement. Failure to police the registered trademark and notify those potential infringers may result in the complete loss of certain federal trademark rights. To ensure retaining maximum trademark rights under law, our law firm provides quarterly trademark monitoring services for an affordable annual fee.
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Trademark assignment allows for trademark owners to transfer ownership to a trademark. There are many reasons someone may want to consider trademark assignment. Some growing families and businesses would like to share the ownership rights of a trademark with other members to encourage involvement and to reduce individual liability concerns. Other times, business restructuring or changing family dynamics may result in trademark owners wishing to remove certain individuals from direct ownership to the mark.
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