Filing an online trademark registration is done using the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). Before getting started on your trademark registration, the first thing you want to do is search the proposed mark in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database using the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS). Doing this at the onset helps you to make sure that no one else already claims the rights to the mark you are registering. It is a good idea to seek the advice and help of a registered trademark attorney very early on in this process.
By submitting an application, you are assuring the USPTO that you have the authority to grant the USPTO permission to make the information contained in the application publicly available in the online database and in copies of application record. Applications for trademarks are a matter of public record, meaning once your application has been submitted your name, phone number, email address and physical address will become searchable both in the USPTO’s database and online whether the application remains active, is cancelled or abandoned. To protect yourself, be sure to only enter your banking information in the secure part of the site after validating your form.
You can check the Current Server and Planned Outages page to make sure the TEAS is fully functional. This page will tell you the current status of the systems as well as the next scheduled time and date for system maintenance. If you plan to pay for your trademark by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) directly from your bank, you will need to set up your EFT account before you begin the filing process. It can take up to 8 days to completely set up your EFT account.
Types of Trademark Forms
The Initial Application Form is the form you will use to apply for a trademark, service mark or other type of mark. There are two forms that can be used to register marks with the Principle register. Use the TEAS regular form if you are unable to fulfill all the requirements of the TEAS Plus form. Use the Trademark / Servicemark Application, Supplemental Register form for marks that are not eligible for registration with the Principal Register. Whereas with the TEAS and TEAS Plus form you can apply for trademark protection for marks you intend to use in the future, in order to file an Application for Supplemental Register, you must already be using the mark in commerce.
Between the time you submit your application and the time your trademark is approved, you will receive correspondence from the USPTO either to your email address or the physical address on file. Physical mail will always contain an official USPTO seal. Emails will be from an address “@uspto.gov.” You can submit responses using online Response Forms. Be sure to use the Change of Address Form to keep your email address and mailing address on file up to date in the event your contact information changes.
The trademark process is a complex and time-sensitive one. There are several types of forms that will be useful to you during the life of your trademark. Carefully follow the instructions for filing your trademark registration as well as any related correspondence forms associated with establishing, maintaining or even cancelling your mark. Doing so will help to ensure that you are provided the most protection for your intellectual property.
Advantages of using Marcaria.com services:
Marcaria.com offers the service of trademark filing on your behalf, and charges USD 240 per class per mark.
- Experienced attorneys will help you avoid many potential pitfalls that may occur in the process that could lead to the rejection of trademark.
- Each client has their own Account Manager who personally oversees the client's portfolio. The Account Manager is the go-to contact for the client for any trademark needs they may have.
- The client's portfolio is supported by his/her account on our website which clearly shows the latest information and statuses of all trademarks the client holds.
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