WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW...
...how to TRADEMARK
Your Business Name??
Grabbe Law is offering the 6-steps
GET IT NOW!!
Fill in your info below for your copy!
205 E. 7th Street, Suite 403 Hays, KS 67601
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.
Building your brand in Wichita can be one of the most exciting yet challenging experiences you can have in your life. There are dozens of things you must consider before launching your business, but have you thought about intellectual property and trademarking?
Coming up with the right name, logo, or brand can take time, but if you don’t protect them with a trademark, you’re risking someone else claiming your original ideas and losing out on your intellectual property. If you let this happen, your brand’s reputation will be at risk, and we don’t want that to happen.
Our team at Grabbe Law wants to ensure that your brand’s reputation doesn’t get affected by anyone, and trademarking your name, logo, and other assets is the first step in achieving that.
If you’re in Wichita, KS, and want to learn more about our services, keep reading this page. On the other hand, if you’re ready to begin your legal process, schedule a 15-minute “Complementary Trademark Discovery Session” with us to evaluate all your options.
You can get a trademark both with the state of Kansas and with the Federal Government. Usually, our recommendation is to go through the United States Patent and Trademark office and get a federal trademark for the most protection. A complementary consult with an intellectual property attorney will clarify what is best for you.
If you do want to trademark your name or logo federally, you must visit the United States Patent and Trademark Office and fill out the “Trademark Application.” If you’re new to the business world, going about this process can be overwhelming, and that’s where we step in.
When you trademark an asset you are using in Wichita, KS, the process goes beyond registering a name or logo. First, you must address any similar or identical hits to your idea, determine what you can trademark, and more.
If you decide to pursue a state trademark, even after you’re finished with that trademark process, you should monitor the federal and global trademark databases to discover any potential conflicting marks. This is just one of the reasons we typically recommend going the federal route to begin with.
At Grabbe Law, we aim to protect your intellectual property in Wichita, KS, and around the country and ensure your brand is set up for success. Once you contact us, we’ll give you a comprehensive guide on what you can trademark and how you can proceed with our team. We work hard to make sure our clients have every question about trademark law answered.
If you’re doing business in Wichita and new to the business industry, you may be confused as to what you can trademark and what you can’t. In essence, you can trademark virtually anything, as long as it meets the federal and state criteria for eligibility.
Some of the assets you can trademark include:
- And more
However, each state has particular regulations surrounding trademarks. In any state, including Kansas, your mark must be original.
Some of the regulations surrounding what you can’t trademark in Kansas include:
- Lack of distinctiveness (or general descriptiveness)
- Use of official government names, words, or imagery
- Deceptiveness or likelihood of confusion
You’re not mandated by law to have a trademark, but if you want to defend your brand nationally and not just in Wichita, KS, a federally registered trademark in commercial use will help you do just that. It’s always recommended to work with a reputable intellectual property lawyer who can help you with the trademark process as soon as possible.
Remember that trademarks are among the best options you have available to protect your brand from infringement.
Now, do you have to trademark all of your intellectual property assets for more protection? Not necessarily. Once you call our team, we will evaluate what’s worth trademarking and what isn’t. Moreover, we will ensure you fill out your application with the USPTO in the best way possible to maximize your chances of getting approved.
It may not seem like it, but many newcomers to the business industry don’t see the need to trademark their small businesses. In the unfortunate case that someone else trademarked your business name or logo before you (even if they started their business after yours), they have the legal right to ask you to take your website/page down.
You can lose months or years of hard work and effort within seconds, and that can be devastating. Let us help you protect your brand in Wichita, KS, and schedule a call today to talk about trademark registration.
Our legal team is committed to giving you all the advice you need to file your necessary trademark documents. Whether you’re just starting your business or have an established one you want to protect, we can help you.
We’ll start with our 15-minute Discovery session where we’ll give you a manual preliminary knockout search. There, we’ll help you identify nearly identical (or identical) hits to what you want to trademark. This process will help you determine if your proposed mark will be problematic in the application process.
Grabbe Law Firm will also discuss your business trajectory to see what your goals are and how you’re planning to get there; with this information, we’ll be able to give you a better outline of what you should trademark and how you can stand out among other generic or problematic phrases in the industry.
Julie Grabbe, our trademark attorney servicing Wichita, KS, and all of Sedgwick County, is more than ready to help you protect your brand. Even if you already have your registration, our watch services will ensure you don’t have to worry about looking at databases to identify potentially conflicting marks over the years.
Julie is a member of the Kansas state bar and has over 2 decades of experience in the law. Julie is licensed in three states and is able to provide guidance to you on your intellectual property matters.
Contact us today for your 15-minute discovery session!
If you are looking for intellectual property law help in Kansas City, click here.
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 15 minute 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
205 E. 7TH ST., SUITE 403
HAYS, KS 67601