Western IP is a law firm managed by Utah Lawyer Steven Rinehart, focusing on patent law, PCT, trademarks, Internet law (UDRP), litigation, and domain name disputes.
 

Trademark Applications

We can file US trademarks for you anywhere in the US. Let us discuss your trademark needs with you in a free consulation. The fees for common trademark services are shown below. All legal fees are shown in U.S. dollars. We have filed and prosecuted hundreds of trademark applications for clients, including our own shown in the trademark certificate HERE. Other examples of issued marks for our clients are HERE.

Discount Trademark Preparation
Itemized Trademark Related Legal Services:
U.S. Trademark Office
 Litigation
 
USPTO Clearance Search:
Free
Non-infringement Opinion:
$1,000
Trademark Application Preparation:
$325Litigation Services:
$200/hr
USPTO Filing Fee (single class):
$275Consultation:
Free
Office Action Response:
$750  
Trademark Opposition:
$800
  
State Trademark Preparation and Filing:
$250
  
Bulk Rates Available

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General Information about Trademarks:
Trademarks take many different forms.  Many, including the well-known samples below, consist of stylized graphics or logos, but others consist of only words or a brand name.
International TrademarkNFL Trademark & Logo    Boy Scouts Trademark & Logo           Utah Trademark & Seal            Apple Trademark & Logo          Corvette Trademark & Logo
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK
A copyright gives the creator of an original work of authorship the exclusive rights to reproduce the work and to be credited for creating it so long as it exists in a tangible medium, such as on paper, film, or disk. We can file a copyright registration for you with the U.S. Copyright Office.
TRADEMARKS
Word mark
A word mark is type of trademark that protects a distinctiveness and novelty inherent in a word or phrase itself, such as Google or Microsoft. A wordmark cannot be generic or non-distinctive, such as Mall or Sports.
Design MarkA design mark typically comprises a logo, symbol, design or image and is affixed to products.
Composite MarkA composite mark is a hybrid mark that combines elements of a wordmark and a design mark.
Service MarkA service mark is associated with a service and usually used in advertising rather than affixed to a product.
Trade DressTrade dress is any inherently distinctive appearance of a product or its packaging, so long as it is nonfuctional. It does not need to be registered and may include smells or certain types of sound.

PATENTABILITY OPINIONS
USPatentLaw can write patentability opinions on inventions you have developed or are developing.  Please call for rates.
For informational purposes, consult an attorney for legal purposes
LITIGATION
USPatentLaw can may be able to help you with various forms of litigation, including Internet domain name disputes, patent infringement defense and prosecution, and various types of trademark litigation.  Please see our litigation subpage for more information.
For informational purposes, consult an attorney for legal purposes.
CocaCola Trademark     
Trademarks become well-known throughout their use, such as those of these large companies. We can help you trademark your brand names and stylized logos as well.
      Marriott Logo & Trademark
TRADEMARKS IN GENERAL
A trademark (or trade mark in Canada) is a distinctive indicator used by an individual, services provider, government, or other organization or legal entity to identify their products, services, or presence to consumers in commerce, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities.

A trademark is designated by the following symbols:

  • (for makrs not registered before the USPTO used to market products in commerce, including common law trademark holders)
  • (for an unregistered service mark, that is, a mark used to promote or brand services)
  • ® (for a registered trademark or service mark)

Trademarks are a type of intellectual property (IP) and typically a name, word, phrase, logo, design, image, or a combination of these elements. There are also non-convential trademarks comprising marks which do not fall into these standard categories, including smells and sounds.

The owner of a registered trademark may commence a trademark infringement lawsuit to prevent unauthorized use of that trademark. The owner of a common law trademark may also file suit, but an unregistered mark (or common law mark) may be protectable only within the geographical area within which it has been used or in geographical areas into which it may be reasonably expected to expand.

The term trademark is also used informally to refer to any distinguishing attribute by which an individual is readily identified, such as the well known characteristics of celebrities. When a trademark is used in relation to services rather than products, it may sometimes be called a service mark, particularly in the United States of America.

As of January 2010, there are over 400,000 trademarks pending with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO): Click HERE for trademark statistics.
The number of patent and trademarks filings with the USPTO is steadily rising every year.  Click HERE for patent statistics.
Registering a trademark may be the only way to seize a domain name someone else has registered that reflects your trademark.
The beehive state is one of the only states in the union to offer state trademarks, which lets anyone, within Utah or without, to acquire a registered trademark within 24 to 48 hours that can be used to file state trademark infringement claims against other parties.
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