How Long Will It Take NexTrend Legal To Search & File My Trademark?
Our trademark attorneys can perform and complete a comprehensive state and federal (including all US territories) trademark search within 3 business days. Once the trademark search is completed, we will provide you with a detailed trademark search report with an analysis of the results. We will then discuss the trademark search results with you over the phone, via video, screen share, or in person. Should the trademark search identify any existing conflicts or legal issues with your trademark that could result in the USPTO examining attorney issuing an office action, we will discuss these conflicts and legal issues with you to determine the best way to move forward with your trademark. In the event you determine to proceed with the registration of your trademark, we will immediately prepare your trademark application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). Once your trademark application been submitted, the federal trademark registration process will generally take between 10-15 months to complete.
Enrolling In Amazon Brand Registry?
It is important to note that Amazon Brand Registry members may enroll using a trademark serial number issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). To enroll in the Amazon Brand Registry, a trademark owner must provide Amazon with their trademark registration number, which is a unique identifier assigned by the USPTO to each registered trademark. This number is typically in the format “Serial No. xxxxxxxx” and can be found on the USPTO trademark record by accessing the Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) feature.
By providing your USPTO issued trademark serial number, Amazon can verify that the trademark owner is the rightful owner of the trademark and that it is working its way through the registration process with the USPTO. This helps Amazon to ensure that only authorized brand owners are able to enroll in the Brand Registry and to protect against counterfeit and infringing products being sold on the Amazon platform.
Once the trademark serial number is verified, the trademark owner can enroll in the Amazon Brand Registry, which provides them with access to additional tools and resources to protect their brand on Amazon and improve their product visibility.
Is Hiring A Trademark Attorney Necessary?
While it is not legally required to engage a trademark attorney to register a federal trademark with the USPTO, it is highly recommended. Our experienced trademark attorneys can provide valuable guidance and support throughout the trademark registration process, from conducting a comprehensive trademark search to determine the availability of the trademark, to preparing and filing the trademark application, to responding to any objections or challenges that may arise during the review process, and can represent you in any legal disputes or opposition proceedings.
Furthermore, our trademark attorneys can help you to navigate the complex and sometimes confusing legal requirements for trademark registration, and can help you to ensure that your application is complete and meets all of the necessary legal requirements. We can also help you to properly maintain your trademark registration, which is an ongoing process that requires ongoing monitoring and enforcement.
In short, engaging our trademark attorneys can help you to ensure that your trademark application is properly prepared, that it meets all of the legal requirements, and that you receive the full benefits of trademark protection. While it may cost more upfront to engage us, it can often save you time and money in the long run because we can help you avoid costly mistakes and ensuring that your trademark application is successful.
If you would like to contact us to discuss your trademark matter, fill out our online contact form – it only takes a few seconds. Once you send your message, one of our attorneys will contact you within one business day.