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Frequently Asked Questions

What qualifications should a patent agent possess according to the USPTO?

A patent agent, according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), should be a licensed legal professional. However, it's important to note that only attorneys can apply for trademarks, represent you in any patent litigation, or assist in infringement claims. Patent agents and patent attorneys are patent professionals who are registered with the USPTO. To find a qualified patent agent, you can visit the USPTO website and navigate to the Patent Lawyer/Agent Search webpage. This site maintains a current record of all agents licensed with the USPTO. You can search by name, business name, city, state, ZIP code, or registration number. When selecting a patent agent, it's recommended to inquire about their recent patent applications, successes or failures, areas of expertise, and when they passed the U.S. patent bar examination. It's also advisable to ask about their service fees, including charges, costs, and expenses. Of course, at Trademarkia we have our own patent agents that can help — get in touch!

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