Trademark Registration Attorney in Detroit, MI

Federal trademark registration is an essential ingredient in the establishment of a successful brand.

 

Federal trademark registration is essential for new start-ups or ongoing business enterprises. Trademark registration protects your business name, product name, slogan, or logo from infringement. In addition, trademark registration allows your enterprise the exclusive legal use of name or logo throughout the United States. It allows you to request that US Customs block the importation of knock-off products. 

 

Of course, trademark registration also allows you to use the ® registered trademark symbol with your name or logo on packaging and in marketing. 

 

Trademark registration ensures that your customers will not confuse anyone else's product or service for yours. 

Trademark Registration Services

Noble Path will expertly draft and file your trademark registration application. However, first, we will thoroughly research the registrability of your name, logo, tag-line, or advertising phrase.

Step 1: Learning About Your Business.

What are you offering and where are you offering it? Do you plan to expand? Will you be offering new products or services going forward? Are you already using your trademark? Do you plan to launch after filing your registration application?

Step 2: Trademark Clearance Search

Our professional trademark clearance search is the next step. For this search, we will scour the USPTO trademark database. Additionally, we will search the trademark databases of all 50 states. Next, we will research other possible uses of your mark by outside of trademark registers. Namely, we will look for business entity registrations, domain name registrations, social media and web search hits, and more. Are there businesses already using that name or logo? Internet domain names in use? Social media handles? Hashtags?

We'll find them for you.

Next, our trademark attorney will draft a detailed Opinion Letter weighing your risks. This Opinion will note any dangerous conflicts and recommend a high/medium/low chance of success when filing with the USPTO.

This will allow you to elect to file or re-brand with a full understanding of your trademark's strength.

Step 3: Drafting and Filing

Next, we will expertly draft your Trademark application with a tactical eye toward obtaining for your mark and your enterprise the fullest scope of protection possible. Then, we will review the application with you prior to its filing to ensure that it fully captures your product or service and your use.

Once your application is filed, we will provide you regular and proactive updates as to its progress through the approval process. As needed, we will advise you of any Oppositions or Office Actions filed in response to your application.

Finally, we will let you know when your mark is registered and what your ongoing renewal obligations are.

Noble Path Trademark Law

Noble Path offers a simplified process for registering your trademark in Michigan, giving you legal ownership of your licenses.

Trademark Registration Timeline:

The trademark registration process takes as much as a year, in many cases.
First, Noble Path will obtain the information from you necessary to learn your business, its goals, its products, and its services.
With that information, we will conduct a search to ensure that the prospective trademark is clear, safe, and will adequately identify your enterprise without leaving any consumer confused.
The search and the return of our Opinion Letter describing the risks involved (or lack thereof) in applying for the registration of your mark generally takes a week or less.
Once you elect to proceed with the application after reviewing our Opinion Letter, we will draft and submit your application with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
The USPTO will assign an Examiner to review your application upon filing. However, it will generally take at least 6 months for initial Examination.
That response may involve an Office Action, a refusal, or questions, or the application may sail on through without any administrative or substantive response.
Either way, presuming any negative responses are resolved, the application then proceeds to Publication.
The application will be published for 30 days in the Trademark Gazette during this Publication phase of the process.
If a third party notes it and then wants to oppose the application of your mark, it must be done within that 30-day window.
Once your mark clears this publication process, after several more weeks, the mark will be registered.

How to Get Started

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    Step 2: Schedule Your Consultation using the button below

    After booking your consultation, you will be directed to our LawPay payment page for payment of our $100.00 Initial Consultation Fee. If you decide to retain us within 5 days of our consultation, the $100.00 fee is applied to your $1,450.00 comprehensive flat fee.

    The Initial Consultation Fee is non-refundable if you do not retain us after we speak or do not appear for the consultation. Consultation meetings rescheduled within 24 hours of the original meeting date will require payment of an additional $100.00 consultation fee.

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