Trademark Application Filing Date | Trademark Services

If you are not yet using your trademark and decide to file a trademark application, you will have to file the application based on your intent to use the trademark in interstate commerce. When you file your trademark, your effective filing date will be the date on which you filed the trademark application. However, if […]

Highlights of the Changes in the New TMEPTrademark Services | Trademark Services

    Below are some of the highlights of changes from the new version of the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure. PART I: EXAMINATION CERTIFICATION MARKS       Regional Origin – TMEP 1306.02(a) The defined region in the certification statement should be limited to the place named in the mark if the named place is famous […]

How Long Does it Take to Get a Trademark? | Trademark Services

One of the most common questions asked is how long it takes to obtain a trademark registration.  Of course, there are almost too many variables that can affect the length of the registration process.  The time required can depend on the actions of the applicant (filing basis, waiting until the last day to respond to […]

Electronic Trademark Applications | Trademark Services

On July 27, 2011, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued a notice regarding its electronic processing of trademark applications.  The notice contained a few interesting statistics. For example, 98% of trademark applications are now filed electronically. And about 30% of the electronically filed applications using TEAS PLUS (i.e., using an identification of […]