Optimal IP Strategies

Trademark Preparation & Prosecution

Optimal IP Strategies

TRADEMARK PREPARATION & PROSECUTION

Your trademark is a unique identifier that helps customers recognize your company and your products. Whether it’s a word, a logo, or a simple phrase, eventually it becomes integral to your company’s image. At Optimal IP Strategies, we understand that your trademark needs protection to maintain its exclusivity. We help you accomplish this with professional trademark preparation and prosecution services.

Our intellectual property attorney applies for registered trademarks for companies in the United States and its territories. We also work on behalf of non-US businesses that choose to protect their trademarks in the U.S. Once approved, a U.S. registration provides a basis for our firm to register your trademark in other countries.

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We Help You Comply With Updated USPTO Procedures

The United States Patent and Trademark Office changed its application guidelines to minimize the potential for fraudulent submissions. As a trademark owner, only you or your USPTO-licensed attorney have a legal right to register your trademark. Optimal IP Strategies is pleased to handle trademark preparation and prosecution on your behalf. We rely on our technical and professional knowledge to avoid errors, delays, refusals, and future infringement issues.

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Our Trademark Preparation & Prosecution Process

At Optimal IP Strategies, we work diligently to secure the strong federal protection your trademark needs. Our experience as in-house and outside counsel for a variety of companies gives us a unique perspective on serving commercial clients. We understand that you need to know more than just technical issues. That’s why we approach your trademark preparation and prosecution from a business standpoint.

We consider your business needs and goals as we work through our results-driven process.

  • Optimal IP Strategies works with you to determine how your trademark fits into your business.
  • We determine if your trademark is registrable and protectable.
  • We research your trademark, comparing it to marks in federal, state, and common law records.
  • We determine whether there is a confusingly similar trademark currently in use.
  • We establish your proposed uses to accurately document your trademarked goods and services during the application process.
  • We submit only properly completed application forms.
  • We make sure your application includes your supporting documentation and a valid trademark specimen.

Optimal IP Strategies works with you to determine how your trademark fits into your business.

We determine if your trademark is registrable and protectable.

We research your trademark, comparing it to marks in federal, state, and common law records.

We determine whether there is a confusingly similar trademark currently in use.

We establish your proposed uses to accurately document your trademarked goods and services during the application process.

We submit only properly completed application forms.

We make sure your application includes your supporting documentation and a valid trademark specimen.

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Why do You Need Professional Trademark Preparation & Prosecution

Trademark preparation and prosecution require conscientious research and precise, technically accurate information. If you’re like most company owners, you have neither the time nor the expertise to meet these challenges on your own. Rather than postpone or avoid registering your trademark, our seasoned IP legal professional begins the process now. This is important for several reasons.
  • Before you integrate your trademark into your company branding strategy, you must make certain that you’re not infringing on someone else’s trademark.
  • If you move forward and begin using a trademark that’s confusingly similar to another company’s, the owners could tie you up in costly trademark infringement litigation.
  • If you don’t register your trademark, you might not have the legal right to stop someone else from using your mark.
  • If a court determines that you willfully copied another company’s mark, they have the discretion to award treble damages.

Before you integrate your trademark into your company branding strategy, you must make certain that you’re not infringing on someone else’s trademark.

If you move forward and begin using a trademark that’s confusingly similar to another company’s, the owners could tie you up in costly trademark infringement litigation.

If you don’t register your trademark, you might not have the legal right to stop someone else from using your mark.

If a court determines that you willfully copied another company’s mark, they have the discretion to award treble damages.

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What About Online Trademark Services?

Some online legal services assist you with your trademark registration process, but you should use them with caution. Depending on your budget, you can work with a virtual legal representative or handle most of the tasks yourself. One popular legal site offers a range of services, their website’s small print also offers cautionary warnings to potential clients.

Before you choose an online option, you must decide if your trademark warrants more focused attention from an IP legal professional. Many companies that choose an online option fail to receive registration of their mark and then seek the services of an IP professional. This results in a waste of time, money and possibly the ability of ever registering your mark.

  • They are not a law firm or a lawyer referral service.
  • The information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.
  • They provide a “legal portal” with “automated software” for those who want to prepare their own legal documents.
  • When you complete a legal form, they do not review your answers for “legal sufficiency.”

They are not a law firm or a lawyer referral service.

The information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

They provide a “legal portal” with “automated software” for those who want to prepare their own legal documents

When you complete a legal form, they do not review your answers for “legal sufficiency.”

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Contact Us

Whether you run a start-up or an established business, you need a confident, expert IP attorney managing your intellectual property issues.

To schedule a free consultation, contact Optimal IP Strategies at (860) 982-6415.

As your outside/inside legal team, we will provide legal and technical expertise for a reasonable price.

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