NexTrend Legal

A Trademark Law Firm

NexTrend Legal is a trademark law firm with offices in Charleston, South Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida. Our trademark attorneys provide a range trademark registration and enforcement services for clients throughout the United States and internationally. Our law firm has a strong focus on helping clients protect their brands and has successfully assisted client obtain trademark registrations for a wide variety of marks, including slogans, logos, service and product names, certifications, and more. Our firm is known for its attorneys’ responsive and professional approach to providing trademark legal services and our attorneys have received recognition from various legal publications. We represent businesses of all sizes, start-ups, franchisors, inventors, product developers, online sellers and entrepreneurs in many different product and service industries.

Some common trademark legal services offered by a trademark law firm may include:

  • Trademark Searching: A comprehensive search of existing trademarks to ensure that a proposed trademark does not infringe on the rights of others.
  • Trademark Application Preparation and Filing: Preparing and filing a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or other relevant trademark offices.
  • Trademark Prosecution: Assisting clients in navigating the trademark application process, responding to office actions, and negotiating with examiners to secure trademark registration.
  • Trademark Monitoring: Monitoring the use of trademarks to ensure that they are being used legally and to protect clients from infringement by others.
  • Trademark Oppositions and Cancellations: Assisting clients with initiating and defending trademark oppositions and cancellations proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO.
  • Trademark Infringement Litigation: Representing clients in trademark infringement lawsuits, including filing complaints, conducting discovery, and litigating in court.
  • Trademark Licensing and Assignment: Negotiating, drafting, and enforcing trademark license and assignment agreements.
  • Trademark Portfolio Management: Managing clients’ trademark portfolios, including reviewing and renewing trademarks, monitoring use, and ensuring compliance with trademark law.
NexTrend Legal is a trademark law firm with offices in Charleston, South Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida. Our attorneys provide trademark enforcement and trademark registration services to client in the United States and internationally.

Trademark Attorneys Representing Clients Across The United States And Internationally

KELLY FRAME – ATTORNEY

Kelly has over 15 years of experience representing businesses, professionals and entrepreneurs in a wide variety of business transactions. Kelly assists clients with brand protection and trademark registration services in the United States and internationally. Kelly has successfully helped clients obtain trademark registrations for a wide variety of marks, including logos, slogans, service and product names, certifications and more. Kelly is a licensed trademark attorney with authority to practice before the USPTO and is also a practicing member of the South Carolina, Georgia and Illinois Bar Associations.

SEAN MASON – ATTORNEY

With over 15 years of litigation experience, Sean brings a unique perspective to NexTrend Legal by anticipating potential litigation and navigating a path toward Trademark registration while avoiding the pitfalls that can result in delays or denials of a client’s Trademark registration. Sean provides individual trademark advice to clients to assist in acquiring and protecting their trademark rights nationwide. Sean works with clients throughout the entire trademark process, from preparing trademark applications to drafting and responding to trademark refusals. Sean also regularly handles trademark oppositions, cancellations and settlement agreements. Sean is a licensed trademark attorney with authority to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office and is a practicing member of the Florida Bar Association.

Flat Fees For Most Of Our Core Trademark Services

Our US trademark attorneys are committed to providing responsive, professional federal trademark legal services so that each of our clients can focus primarily on their products and services and allocate more of their budget to marketing, advertising and operating their business. We make every effort to provide flat fees (or fixed fees) for most of our core trademark legal services, including comprehensive trademark search and clearances, trademark registrations, trademark monitoring, trademark maintenance, trademark renewals, and more.

Why Use A US Trademark Attorney?

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 and renew 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, that it successfully registers, 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 at every stage of the trademark registration process.

If you are a business owner seeking to register a federal trademark, or you are an online retail seller enrolling in Amazon Brand Registry, Walmart Brand Portal, eBay VeRO program or Etsy Reporting Portal, our trademark law firm can help. 

If you would like to contact us to discuss your trademark matter, give us a call or 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.

Trademark Attorneys Can Provide Crucial Advice

Because we are trademark attorneys licensed to practice law in the US, our law firm can assist you with many important trademark legal issues. These include:

  • Performing a comprehensive 50 state and federal trademark search within 3 business days to determine if your trademark is available for use.
  • Determine the appropriate filing basis for your trademark application.
  • Prepare and file your trademark application with the USPTO that is complete and accurately identifies your goods and/or services.
  • Selecting the appropriate evidence to support how your trademark is used in commerce.
  • Respond to inquires from the USPTO examining attorney during the registration process.
  • Help you understand the scope of your trademark rights and the best way to enforce them.
  • Defend against oppositions filed against your trademark.
  • Prepare and file critical documents with the USPTO to maintain your trademark registration.

Trademark Attorneys Can Enforce Your Trademark Rights

After your trademark registers, it is your legal responsibility to monitor and protect your trademark from infringement by other parties in the marketplace. Our trademark attorneys can help you understand the legal scope of your trademark rights and advise you on the best way to monitor and enforce those rights. If you engage our law firm to provide trademark monitoring services, we can tell you whether other parties that may be infringing on your trademark. Our law firm also assists with all required trademark registration maintenance documents and makes sure such documents are timely and accurately filed.

Trademark Attorneys Can Practice Before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Appeals and opposition and cancellation proceedings all have specific procedures and strict deadlines. Our US licensed trademark attorneys are experienced in trademark law and knowledgeable about TTAB proceedings. We can navigate these often complex proceedings, present your best case or defense, and help you settle the dispute, if appropriate.

  • If you are issued a final refusal to register your trademark, our trademark attorneys can file an appeal of that decision with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).
  • If a party challenges the registration of your mark by filing an opposition or cancellation proceeding with the TTAB, our trademark attorneys can defend you.
  • If you believe you will be harmed or damaged by the registration of another party’s mark, our trademark attorneys can challenge the registration of the other party’s mark by filing an opposition or cancellation proceeding with the TTAB.

Trademark Attorneys Must be Licensed to Practice Law in the US

USPTO regulations specify that only an attorney who is an active member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any U.S. state or territory can represent you in a trademark application, registration, or TTAB proceeding at the USPTO. Non-U.S.-licensed attorneys and non-attorneys do not meet this criteria and cannot represent you in a trademark matter at the USPTO.

Non-U.S.-licensed attorneys and non-attorneys may give you inaccurate information and legal advice about your trademark rights and the registration process in the United States. This could:

  • Jeopardize the legal validity of your trademark application or trademark registration.
  • Prolong the time it takes for your trademark application or registration related submissions to be examined.
  • Cause your trademark application to be rejected or abandoned or your trademark registration to be cancelled.