Intellectual Property

COPYRIGHTS & TRADEMARKS

You are ready to protect your brand and creative works but don’t know where to start?


Copyright Protection:

Copyright is a law that gives the creator and owner of a creative work (think movie, book, painting, photo, song or website, etc.) the ownership rights to the work. It also give the copyright owner the ability to dictate how other people can use it. If someone copies/reproduces/sells your copyrighted work without your permission, you can say they infringed on your copyright and you are granted certain protections under the law.

How our services can help you…

1. You Provide Information

We will jump on a phone call so I can collect all the necessary information to file your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office. Please note, you will need to provide copies of your original work (one copy if it has not been published, two if it has).

2. Prepare and file the application

I prepare the application using the information you provided.

3. Certificate of Registration

Once your copyright is registered, the U.S. Copyright Office will issue you your certificate directly.


Trademark Protection:

A trademark is any word, name, symbol, or design, or any combination thereof, used in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from those of another and to indicate the source of the goods. (See 15 U.S.C. § 1127) This could be your logo, brand, tagline, etc.

How our services can help you…

We will have a phone call so I can collect all the necessary information to file your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

1. You provide information

I proceed to so an extensive trademark search to make sure you mark is available and able to be registered successfully.

2. Trademark Search

I prepare and file your application with the USPTO and they review your application. If the examining attorney finds any issues with the mark they will issue an office action which we will respond to within 6 months.

4. Trademark application approval

3. File your application and USPTO Reviews

Once your trademark application is approved, it will be published to the public and open for objections. If you don’t receive any opposition or overcome the opposition, your mark will be approved.

Congratulations! You now have an official trademark from the USPTO!

5. Certificate of Registration


Have questions about whether you need a copyright or a trademark? Feel free to schedule your free legal chat to learn more!