Our paralegal team will assist you in gathering the required information, and our U.S. licensed attorneys will advise and approve all specimens, giving you the best possible chance at successful trademark registration.
You can file a trademark application before you are actually using it in the marketplace. To do this, you have to file a special, "Intent to Use Application," which the US Patent and Trademark Office refers to a "1(b)." However, with an "Intent to Use Application, an applicant must prove use that they are using the mark before it can ultimately become registered.
To do this, the applicant must submit a "Statement of Use," in which he or she must affirm the date when they first began using the mark in commerce, and provide photos of how they are using their mark. Your attorney will guide you through this process, and ensure that you have the best possible chances or getting your trademark registered.
If you file a 1(b) intent to use application, and do NOT file a statement of use, your mark will not register, and will abandon. Don't let that happen!
Ryan Bethell is a Managing Attorney at LegalForce RAPC. Ryan holds a degree in Economics from Stanford University, and M. B. A. and Juris Doctor Degrees from Arizona State University. Ryan comes with a eclectic background, having worked in education, investment banking, brand management, and litigation. Ryan has a passion working closely with clients and leveraging his background as an educator in “teaching” clients about the legal processes that they face.