This discovery session gets you concrete legal advice on when and how to apply for a trademark and also includes a manual preliminary knockout search to identify identical or nearly identical hits, which gives you an idea if your proposed word mark (names or phrases) or design mark (typically logos) will be problematic.
We discuss your brand and business trajectory; where are you now, where you want to go, and how we can get you there. You’ll also get a general trademark education, and by the end, you will understand the basics of what is and is not material you can trademark, the nuances of trademark law as it relates to “creative” versus generic names and phrases, and visual appearances. We will discuss how obtaining a trademark applies to your business, answer any questions regarding the strategic timing of obtaining a trademark, answer any questions specific to your business and determine if a trademark is right for you.
Should you decide to move forward with a trademark application with us within 7 days of your session, this fee is applied to your Package pricing.
Kansas City is full of business opportunities in many industries. Considering that KCK is the third-largest city in the state, rest assured that you have the chance of creating a long-lasting and profitable brand.
Considering how big Kansas City is, protecting your intellectual property becomes even more important. The business market is highly competitive. Kansas has over 250,000 small businesses and there are more that are starting every year.
Even though registering your brand’s domain name or opening an LLC is a great step to take, that won’t fully protect your brand identity, at least in the legal sense. As long as someone else gets the legal rights to your brand name or logo, they will be able to ask you to use another name.
The best way to protect yourself from this potential problem is to contact a professional trademark attorney servicing Kansas City, KS, who understands what your best options are. At Grabbe Law, we have all the resources necessary to help you with your USPTO application, as well as ensure you get the best marks possible for your brand.
You can contact our legal team today and schedule a 15-minute Trademark Discovery session, or you can keep reading for more information about our services!
The first step in our 15-minute Discovery Session is doing a knockout trademark search. Generally speaking, the purpose of your trademark search is to determine if there’s already a similar or identical mark registered.
Ideally, you will want to use names, logos, and other brand aspects that won’t be problematic in the future; if they’re too similar to someone else’s, you could experience legal problems, and we don’t want that.
If we were to find any identical or similar matches to your proposed trademark, we'll let you know, make some suggestions, and you can make the appropriate changes so that you end up with an original and engaging trademark to register.
In most cases, you won’t need to make many changes to your mark, but if you need to make big changes (phrases, logos, etc.), we can help you go through that process.
The key to getting approved by the USPTO is to comply with all of the federal and Kansas laws, as well as the criteria for eligibility.
Once you get your trademark application approved, you won’t have to worry about expiration in Kansas City, KS or anywhere in the U.S., as long as you use the mark continually and meet the renewal deadlines from the USPTO.
Your first renewal date will be between the fifth and sixth year of your business. Then, you'll want to renew between the ninth and tenth year.
Keeping track of such long periods may be overwhelming, so if you want to focus on your business, you can use our trademark monitoring service to monitor your trademark and comb through the federal and global databases to see if there are any problematic marks for you.
If you look online, you may notice how many people claim that registering a trademark is easy and that you don’t have to spend money on an attorney. While you could do this process yourself, it can be overwhelming and stressful.
Keep in mind that a trademark registration is a thorough legal process where you will need to do a trademark search, find an appropriate mark to register, fill out the application form without problems, respond to Office Actions, keep track of numerous deadlines, and more.
Each year, there are hundreds of different applications rejected by the USPTO, and this is because of common mistakes that new business owners make when trying to register their brands. This lead to lost time and money for the business, as you will have to pay additional fees to file everything again, not to mention frustration!
Hiring a lawyer will minimize the risks of getting rejected, so you only have to pay the necessary fees once. Moreover, you won’t have to deal with all of the specifics yourself, as our legal team already has the knowledge to review each application carefully, respond appropriately, and to keep track of all the various deadlines.
Ideally, you should start your application process as soon as possible. USPTO applications tend to take some time to get processed, and starting yours promptly will ensure you get protected from similar marks being used later.
If you wait too long to register your mark, you could end up inadvertently infringing on someone who registered their mark before you did.
Our team at Grabbe Law is committed to giving you a clear, easy, and thorough application experience for your trademark process. If you want to set up your brand for success, start by protecting your intellectual property.
Call our team, and schedule your 15-minute Discovery Session to assess all your legal options!
15 minute Trademark Discovery Session call with complementary knockout search
Comprehensive federal, state,&common law clearance search (+ 1 if initial search is problematic).
Detailed Search Clearance Report
Full legal analysis letter on filing risks and likelihood of rejection/challenges
One Trademark Application in one class, USPTO filing fee included with discounts on attorney fees for additional classes
Ongoing communications with USPTO throughout the pendency of your application
Unlimited scheduled attorney calls with during the pendency of your application
All attorney fees and USPTO filing fees for Statements of Use
Unlimited email access to the Trademark team throughout your trademark process
Unlimited federal Trademark database monitoring during pendency of application
Unlimited Procedural and Substantive Office Action Responses
Post-Registration instructions on Trademark use and maintenance
*Please note our package does NOT include USPTO fees or attorney fees for filing additional paperwork in the event unexpected issues arise during the pendency of your trademark application. This includes, but is not limited to filing Assignability documents, Letters of Protest, Extensions of Time, Opposition litigation and/or Petitions for Revivals. We do not include them with every application as they may not be necessary for every application. Should you require any of these documents, we will advise of the USPTO fee and anticipated legal flat fee and allow you to make the business decision on how to move forward.
This session is designed for you to get the legal education and advice you need to move forward. It is intended to be a stand-alone legal business strategy session.
Should you desire to retain Julie for further business legal services,
the $100 strategy session fee will be applied to your flat fees.
You’ve got your Registration, CONGRATULATIONS!
Now protect it by engaging our watch services, Trademark monitoring, and monthly reports. Our watch services and trademark monitoring combs the federal and global trademark database of 190 countries and for registered domains for potentially conflicting marks in all classes.
We can notify you before marks get to publication and allow you to have the opportunity to oppose those that might be problematic. Each month you will receive a customized report as well as recommendations for further action. We offer three levels of extremely affordable protection, based on your needs as a business owner. Discounts are offered for multiple marks.
National Watch Services and monitoring
National Watch Services + domains
National and Global Watch services + domains