Trademark Prosecution

A trademark can be a word, a phrase, an image, a symbol a design or any combination of these items that identify your products or services.  It all starts with the filing of a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  After about nine months the application gets reviewed by an Examiner.  If there are no conflicting trademarks or obstacles that would pose a problem for the trademark, the Examiner would approve the mark for registration and the trademark will then proceed to publication for third party opposition.

A Step Above Legal Solutions virtual trademark paralegals work closely with its trademark clients and handle a variety of trademark projects from filing to registration. After the trademark passes the 30-day opposition period successfully and all the outstanding requirements are met, a Certificate of Registration will issue.   After your trademark is registered, you will be able to enforce your trademark rights

  • Prepare and file relevant documents related to the prosecution and/or maintenance of U.S. and foreign trademarks
  • Assist attorneys in trademark opposition and cancellation actions
  • Prepare reports for internal clients regarding pending trademark applications and registered trademarks
  • Trademark searches to ensure no conflicting marks exist
  • Draft detailed client and foreign associate communications for attorney review
  • Manage the docketing process for new trademark matters
  • Monitor docket activity

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