It’s easier to stop something (bad) from happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it has happened. Failure to adhere to this sage advice has tragically been the downfall for far too many entrepreneurs who were overly eager to launch a brand without first ensuring their trademark was available. Just when the business begins to buzz and the start-up investment is finally paying off, a letter shows up in the mailbox from a law firm representing an angry competitor demanding that you cease and desist using your business name immediately, or else legal consequences will follow. Dazed and confused, the unsuspecting entrepreneur is faced with the terrible dilemma of having to rebrand or pay an exorbitant licensing fee to continue their operation.
For a low flat fee of $425, my law office will conduct the necessary due diligence into your desired trademark name so you can sleep soundly at night knowing that your brand name is free and clear for Federal Trademark Registration and that your exposure to trademark infringement liability is at a minimum.
Before proceeding with marketing your brand name or filing a Federal Trademark Application, it is strongly recommended to start with a Trademark Clearance Search.
Your Trademark Clearance Search Report will include the following sections:
– Strength of trademark assessment
– Trademark classification fling recommendation
– Comprehensive research into similar trademark names
– Legal opinion by Jeffrey Herman, Trademark Attorney
*If you order a Trademark Clearance Search and select this add-on, Mr. Herman will give you a 100% refund on your legal fees if you retain his office to file your U.S. Trademark and the application fails to receive a Notice of Allowance!
– Review Trademark Basics and 5 Things to Consider for helpful information.
– Once you are ready, fill out the Clearance Search Order below.
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