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 Post-Registration – Use

Why Hire an Attorney?

If you are foreign-domiciled, you are required to use a U.S.-licensed attorney to file your trademark-related submissions with the USPTO. This requirement also applies to all Canadian applicants, registrants, and parties.

A person is domiciled where the person’s principal residence is located. A company is domiciled where its principal place of business (i.e. its headquarters) is located.

USPTO ENCOURAGES HIRING AN ATTORNEY

Here is what the USPTO says:
“[W]e strongly encourage you to hire a U.S.-licensed attorney who specializes in trademark law to guide you through the registration process.”

An attorney can help with the following:

  • Choosing a trademark that is legally protectable
  • Choosing the proper application and filing basis
  • Completing your application accurately
  • Choosing appropriate specimens showing use of your mark in commerce
  • Responding to the USPTO trademark examining attorney if needed
  • Explaining the scope of your rights and how to best enforce and defend them
  • Timely prepare and file documents with the USPTO to maintain your registration
  • Explain how to extend your mark into new markets using trademark licenses

* USPTO Fees for electronic filing: The USPTO has a range of application filing fees starting at US$250 up to US$350 per class. An additional $100 per class USPTO filing fee will apply to Intent-to-Use applications. The additional fee is not charged until your application is approved and you start using your mark in commerce. USPTO fees are current as of December 1, 2023, and subject to change.

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* Payment: Payments must be in U.S. dollars. Under certain circumstances, we will consider providing a payment plan option.

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