Turlock, CA asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for California

Q: I like to make Selfiequeen as trade mark. What is the process. I know someone else made Selfie Queen as trade mark.

How much will it cost

2 Lawyer Answers
Felicia Altman
Felicia Altman
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Mercer Island, WA
  • Licensed in California

A: Filing a trademark can vary in cost depending if you are filing an in-use or intent-to-use application. A standard in-use application costs approximately $250 for a TEAS Plus application and $350 for a regular trademark application. It is best practice to have a trademark attorney conduct a USPTO search for prior registered marks that are the same or similar to review if the trademark is going to succeed in registration with the USPTO. If an intent-to-use application is filed additional fees apply after the initial application is accepted by the examining attorney.

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: To trademark "Selfiequeen," you'll need to conduct a comprehensive search to ensure that the trademark is available for registration. This involves checking the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database to confirm that there are no existing trademarks that are similar or identical to "Selfiequeen" for similar goods or services. If there's no conflicting trademark, you can proceed with filing an application with the USPTO. The application will require details about your intended use of the trademark and the goods or services it will represent.

The cost of trademark registration can vary depending on several factors, including whether you hire an attorney to assist you with the process and whether you opt for additional services such as a comprehensive trademark search. Generally, the USPTO charges a filing fee for trademark applications, which can range from a few hundred to several hundred dollars, depending on the filing basis and the number of trademark classes involved. Additionally, if you choose to hire an attorney, their fees will vary based on their experience and the complexity of the application process.

Once your trademark application is filed, it will undergo examination by a USPTO trademark examiner. If there are no objections or oppositions raised during the examination process, your trademark will be published in the Official Gazette for a period of time to allow third parties to oppose the registration. If there are no oppositions or if any oppositions are successfully resolved, your trademark will proceed to registration. Upon registration, you will have the exclusive right to use "Selfiequeen" in connection with the goods or services specified in your trademark application, providing legal protection for your brand.

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