Trademark Access is a small trademark law firm, dedicated to providing California businesses and residents access to an experienced trademark attorney for one low flat fee. Trademark Access strives to help our clients fully develop their ideas and create a personalized strategy to protect their brand. We specialize in trademark search and trademark registrations.
Trademark Registration for California Businesses and Residents
One of the most vital forms of legal protection you can for your business is trademark registration. Successful trademark registration protects your name, logo, and reputation. Proper registration requires a search, application, and response to office actions. Our attorneys can process and file your registration using a simple four 4 step process. Often we can accomplish this in a period of 5 days, even though the certificate of registration may take up to 18 months.
Many businesses and people think a regular California Trademark Registration will be enough to protect your intellectual property rights. However, this could be a mistake. If you are already using your trademark in commerce, you could have the same level of protection. In order to get the most comprehensive intellectual property protection for your trademark, you need a Federal Trademark Registration.
Federal Trademark Registration in California
If the future of your business may include expansion, online or overseas, A Federal Trademark is the best way to protect your intellectual property and brand. Currently Federal Trademarks are only $275. This is the cheapest insurance policy you may have when it comes to trademark rights and protection. The mere thought of a trademark may deter many competitors from infringing on your trademark. Once you receive an incontestable trademark, it makes it hard for other companies to defend themselves in court.
Trademark Search for California Businesses
There are millions of trademarks in the world. Each country has its own trademark registration system. In the United States, more than 400,000 trademarks were filed last year. Almost ¼ of the trademarks filed were from the state of California. In addition, California has its own system for state trademarks. When doing a trademark search, applicants should check both the state and federal level databases. Our Trademark Attorney has more than 18 years of experience researching trademarks. A thorough trademark search increases your chances of a successful application and decreases your chances of costly litigation.
Trademark Access is the alternative to large expensive firms with hidden costs. We represent both small and large clients with equal passion and professionalism. We serve clients in all 50 states and have experience representing small companies against large fortune 500 companies. If you are looking for a trademark attorney in California, do not hesitate to contact us.
Our Trademark Attorney Servicing California
Our leading trademark attorney is a highly rated lawyer with over 18 years of experience. His area of expertise includes preparation and prosecution of trademark registration applications, as well as litigating opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He has filed for and obtained hundreds of trademark registrations for clients. He has successfully argued cases against Fortune 500 companies and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Considered one of Utah’s Legal Elite, he can represent clients in California on all proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Our Simple 4 Step Process to Getting Your Federal Trademark Registration
California Trademark Resources
If you do decide to file your own trademark, take a look at our learning center and our blog. In addition to our site, California has some great resources to help you. The Orbach Science Library at UC Riverside, California State Library in Sacramento, San Diego Public Library, and the Sunnyvale Public Library. The following Universities occasionally offer clinics, California Western School of Law, University of San Francisco, and University of Southern California.
California Trademark Facts
In California, there are over 5 million small businesses and self-employed individuals. Each business has its own unique name and unique logo. Many of these will apply for their own trademark and if it’s similar to yours, the only way yours will be protected is with a properly registered trademark. Last year in the United States more than 400,000 Trademark applications were filed. The state of California, which is the 8th largest independent economy in the world, was responsible for almost ¼ of all the applications. In a market so competitive the difference between success and failure may be your trademark. Don’t let the competition take that advantage away.
In 2013 one trademark application was filed for every 540 California residents. A total of 74% of the 2013 Federal trademark applications filed from the state of California were rejected. California is home to some major businesses. The most popular trademark, located in the state, is Apple and the trademark that brings in the most money is Chevron. Hiring a trademark attorney can greatly increase your chances of a successful trademark application.
Our California trademark attorney represents clients in all of California please visit one of our city-specific pages for more details.
San Francisco – Sacramento
Los Angeles – San Diego – Irvine
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California State Trademark Registration
Our trademark Attorney cannot file your registration with the state of California. We deal only with Federal Trademark Registrations. If you wish to file a trademark in California you can find more information at California Secretary of State website.