I’m an award-winning lawyer and it is my mission to make legal simple and accessible. I wanted to come up with an easy way for you to submit your federal trademark application without having to hire an expensive lawyer. The solution? The Trademark Bundle.
The Trademark Bundle is designed to make registering your trademark simple.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, business owner, coach or blogger, the Trademark Bundle simplifies the process, because we handle filing your Trademark Application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
All we need from you to get started is to answer a few questions about your trademark, then we’ll handle it from there. We guide you through every question for your trademark application, with videos and examples (instead of speaking to you in “legal speak”), so you can confidently answer each question.
Put simply, trademarks are words or logos that help consumers identify the source of a product or service. An example of a trademark is the Golden Arches of McDonalds. This stylized yellow “M” identifies to consumers the products and services at McDonald’s.
For the TEAS Standard filing option, the government charges $350 for each Class. So, if you have two Classes of goods and services (like, selling t-shirts in Class 25, and providing legal services in Class 45), you would pay $700 total in government fees for both Classes. Most people only have one class, so the total you would pay for the government filing fee is $350. This payment goes directly to the USPTO.
You will pay the government filing fees after you have submitted the questionnaire inside of the Trademark Bundle indicating how many Classes you are selecting (see explanation on Classes above) and prior to E-Filing of your Trademark Application with the USPTO.
It is advisable to file as soon as possible. Even if you are not yet using your trademark in business, you can file for a federal trademark if you have a bona fide intent to use that trademark with your goods and services. In this case, your filing date becomes the constructive use date, which is nationwide in effect, and provides notice to others about the rights to your trademark. On the other hand, suppose a company was planning to use a trademark for a clothing business, but hadn’t yet registered for a trademark. In that case, that company risks another competitor from registering for the trademark before them, and scooping up the federal rights!
There are many considerations for when people should file for a trademark. It is ultimately a legal, business, and professional decision.
Unfortunately, no. The USPTO now requires attorney representation for all applicants not domiciled in the United States. Only US citizens or US-domiciled companies can use Plug and Law to submit trademark applications.
No. Federal trademark registration in the United States only provides federal trademark protection in the United States.
…Without Hiring an Expensive Lawyer