Q: Please, how much time and money does it take to register a trademark?
I would like to register part of my company name as a trademark to prevent other companies from using it. I have carried out a search on uspto.gov and there is one record with a "cancelled" status.
I would like to know how much money and time it is going to take to get the trademark.
Thank you and regards.
A: This is difficult to answer with an exact cost because your registration depends on a variety of factors -- namely, how many marks and in how classes will you be registering? Basically, the USPTO charges a filing fee of $275 per mark, per class. In addition, an attorney charges their own service fee for preparing and filing the application which generally includes fielding routine questions (i.e. "Office Actions") from the USPTO's designated Examining Attorney. From the time your application is filed to the time you are granted a valid registration number varies, but generally you can expect this process to take between 10-12 months in total.
If you would like to discuss this or would like assistance in preparing and filing an application, feel free to email me at: Jason@altviewlawgroup.com
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.