Patent and Trademark Office Search - covers the records of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), to determine the availability of a mark for federal registration.
Comprehensive Search - includes PTO records, state registrations, pertinent trade directories, proprietary trade name databases, domain name registrations and other sources, to determine nationwide availability of a mark.
An application for U.S. registration of a mark may be based on use of the mark in interstate commerce, an intent to use the mark in commerce or, for by a domiciliary of another country based on an application or registration secured in that country.
Federal registration provides many benefits, including a presumption of nationwide exclusive rights in the registered mark. Typically, it takes from nine months to a year to complete the application process or longer for applications based on an intent to use. We electronically file the trademark application to lower the cost of filing.
Through a worldwide network of associates, a national registration can be secured in any country including a "Community" mark covering the participating countries of the European Community.
A single community trademark registration can be secured to protect a mark in the European Union's member countries. We can also use the Madrid protocol as a means to request the extension of protection to designated member countries.
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Certified copy of priority application is not required.