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LEGAL ZOOM

Legal Zoom offers a very thorough process that helps any business move forward with a trademark. They offer trademark search, trademark registration, trademark monitoring, and more. Additionally, Legal Zoom provides a wealth of information that helps guide you through the trademark process. For their completeness and professionalism, Legal Zoom earns our highest rating.

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MY CORPORATION

My Corporation offers three different trademark services: a comprehensive trademark search, a trademark application, and a trademark watch. The website is professional, easy to navigate, and helpful.

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TRADMARK CENTER

Trademark Center is a full-service trademark research and registration website. They offer a comprehensive range of services and deliver quality results. However, there costs are among the highest in our review.

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TRADEMARK EXPRESS

TradeMark Express offers a comprehensive package of services, which include research, trademark registration, and monitoring. However, TradeMark Express charges more than our higher-rated services, and their website is not as helpful or professional.

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TRADEMARK MY NAME

Trademark My Name has been offering trademark registration services since 2003. The three services they offer are trademark searches, a trademark application process, and trademark monitoring. However, the website is not very professional, and their fees are among the higher ones in our review.

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Trademark Registration

You've started a business and picked out the perfect name and logo. How can you make sure that nobody else steals your thunder? The answer is simple - register your business name and/or logo as a trademark.

A trademark is a unique name, phrase, word, logo, symbol, design, image, or combination of these items that is used to identify a business, individual, or other legal entity. The trademark can be used to identify the business itself and/or the business' products and services. In this way, a trademark can be used to protect a business from its competitors.

It's important that an extensive trademark search be done before registering a trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office. After such a search is performed, you can rest assured that your desired trademark is not already in use. Once you have registered your trademark, you will have exclusive rights to that name and/or symbol.

If another company uses your registered trademark, you can file suit to keep them from infringing on your protected name or logo. This will ensure that your brand name and company name remains exclusive.

There are a number of companies that can help guide you through the legal hoops involved in registering a trademark. Not only can they help you file the appropriate paperwork, but some services explain the process in a way that enables you to make informed business decisions about the name and/or logo you want to register.

When looking at different trademarking services, there are certain factors you need to consider. Some of these include:

  • Comprehensive Services.  Does the company offer trademark solutions that meet all of your business needs?
  • Information Provided.  Does the website thoroughly explain the trademark process? Can you use the information on the website to make educated business decisions?
  • Credibility.  Is the website professional and credible? Is the company backed by the Better Business Bureau?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best trademark services available today. We hope you find these reviews helpful in preserving your company/brand name.



When You Should Trademark a Product or Service

New business owners are swamped with a variety of legal decisions to make. One of these decisions is knowing whether to obtain a patent or a trademark for their products or services.

While both trademarks and patents are legal distinctions and require registration with the federal government, they are two different things and serve two different purposes.

A patent is designed to protect your product design or concept. It is intended to keep others from copying it and selling it as their own.

A trademark, on the other hand, is useful and crucial when you are in the process of building a brand for your product or service. It serves as legal protection to keep others from trying to infringe on your brand and your business. Furthermore, a trademark is what you use to distinguish your product in the marketplace so that people who have used or heard of your product will end up buying your product instead of the competitor's product.

Trademarks are meant to prevent brand confusion by consumers. Take for example some well-know trademarked brands: Pepsi and Coca Cola. While both products are soft-drinks, they each have a registered trademark. Each logo has its own look, text font, colors. The average consumer will not be confused as to which product is Pepsi and which is Coke. Also, each one has its own flavor and mix. When purchasing either of these products, consumers will expect a certain quality and taste. The consumer trusts that he is purchasing the product from the same company as last time.

The more distinctive, unusual or unique a mark is, the more protectable it is. For example, the generic terms such as "tissues" and "soda" are not unusual enough to be trademarked and protected. These are the common names consumers use when asking for unspecific products rather than brands. However, brands of tissues such as "Kleenex" are protectable.

Legally registering a trademark with an attorney can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars. However, there are dependable companies online that can assist in getting a trademark set up for much less. Be sure to research the law firm or company you intend to work with to make sure they are dependable.

Obtaining a trademark for your product or service will allow you several benefits, including being able to claim legal ownership of your trademark, obtaining registration of the same trademark in foreign countries, and filing with U.S. Customs Service to prevent importation of foreign goods which may infringe on your trademark. It can be crucial to successfully protecting your business or product.

 



Trademarks In The News

Apple Files for ResPro and ClassKit Trademarks in Hong Kong & Europe

Apple's ProRes was introduced back in 2007 with Final Cut Studio 2. It's a high quality video compression format developed by Apple for use in post-production that supports up to 8K. It is widely used ...

Published:  Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:44:00 GMT



Leading-Edge Law: When hashtagging for your business, beware of trademarks from other companies

Using the wrong hashtag in marketing can backfire on you. In 2014, frozen pizza brand DiGiorno noticed the hashtag #WhyIStayed trending on Twitter, so it tried to catch the wave by tweeting: "#WhyISta...

Published:  Sat, 22 Sep 2018 19:06:00 GMT



LeBron James Files Two More Trademarks for Newly Launched I Promise School

It was nearly two months ago when LeBron James opened the doors to I Promise-a public school in Akron, Ohio dedicated to at-risk kids. In an effort to cover some legal bases, the NBA star had filed se...

Published:  Sat, 22 Sep 2018 15:03:00 GMT



OEM Trademarks in the AfterMarket: Exploring the Boundaries

While there are certainly limits on how-and how much-aftermarket sellers can use OEM trademarks to communicate key information about aftermarket parts, the legal boundaries for aftermarket sellers are ...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 02:47:00 GMT



China Trademarks - The (Mis)Classification of Wine

The month of wine-related posts continues! We started with China, Wine and Tariffs, continued with China Trademarks: Wine Labels in China, and I will now examine the Nice classes to use on wine-relate...

Published:  Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:26:00 GMT



Samsung trademarks "The Future Unfolds" , likely for its Foldable smartphone

Could the Samsung Galaxy X moniker trademarked back in 2017 be the name of Samsung upcoming foldable smartphone That's a question we've been asking since the Korean giant first filed for the protecti...

Published:  Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:53:00 GMT



Toyota Yaris, 86 GR trademarks filed for use in Europe

With Toyota's GRMN and GR Sport models having made their way from Japan to Europe, it's only a matter of time before the mid-range GR brand to take flight on the Continent. Autocar reported ...

Published:  Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:23:00 GMT



Trends In Hashtags As Trademarks

Hashtags are everywhere. They can be seen on storefronts, in advertisements, on packaging and, of course, on social media. Clients sometimes tell their attorneys that they want to "lock down" a hashta...

Published:  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:56:00 GMT



Bulgarian customs seize 45,000 pairs of socks and 3,000 keychains with trademarks of famous brands

Sofia. The customs officials at Kapitan Andreevo have seized 44,932 pairs of socks and 2,842 keychains suspected of infringing intellectual property rights of world-renowned brands on two separate occ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:20:00 GMT



SEGA Trademarks Re:volvers8 in Japan - News

SEGA has trademarked Re:volvers8 in Japan on August 28. SEGA has not announced a game with that title. However, with Tokyo Game Show 2018 on September 20 to 23 it is possible an announcement will be m...

Published:  Tue, 11 Sep 2018 09:05:00 GMT




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