A trademark search is an essential step in opening a business. It allows us to discover whether the name of your business is already in use for the products or services you will be providing. It ensures you have a protectable name, but more importantly, it keeps you from infringing on anyone else’s trademark. Searching now can save you from spending money on redesigns and lawsuits in the future.
Filing a trademark application can be a very long and frustrating process. Best case scenario, you will be waiting six months for your application to be approved. Worst case scenario, your application is denied, and you’ve just wasted non-refundable money, and non-returnable time on an application you may still have to re-file. However, having an attorney file your trademark can save you from some of the pitfalls that get applications rejected. Not only do we know what the USPTO examining attorneys are looking for in successful applications, but we also know what to do when that application hits a speed bump. We take on the process head-on so you don’t have to.
Legal Document Drafting and Review
Small Business owners wear a lot of hats. The hat of a lawyer should never be one of them. My Brand Esquire is here to draft and review your legal documents. We cover your employee contracts, your licensing agreements, copyright forms, and so much more. On the other side, if you receive a document that you might not understand, have one of our lawyers take a look at it to guide you in your next step. Take the guesswork out of knowing if your business is secure.
Cease and desist letters
On the other hand, maybe you believe competitors are infringing on your trademark. Well, this means that you should send cease and desist letters. Effective cease and desist letters can help you obtain damages for the infringing products that might have been sold. It also lets businesses know that you are ready to take legal action if the need arises.