Trademark registration in the United States
A natural person or a legal person may apply for a copy of a passport or identity card, and a legal person must attach a copy of his business license.
Materials required for trademark application
The applicant must sign and stamp the letter of attorney in the letter of attorney.
Certificate of applicant qualification: apply in the name of company, attach the copy of enterprise business license; apply for personal name, attach ID card or passport copy.
Clear trademark drawings (12 copies), picture size in 5 cm *5 cm to 10 cm *10 cm; electronic version of the pattern.
List the commodities or services for registration, point out the trademark categories, and classify the trademarks from the "trademark classification table" column of this website.
The first date of the use of local trademarks in overseas and the United States (not required to file proof); if the customer's trademark has not been used in the United States, the customer should prepare a certificate of intent".
If you have priority in accordance with the Paris convention, please list in detail the goods or services involved in the priority and the relevant evidence. The priority period is within six months of the first application.
Process of applying for trademark
Registered trademarks of the United States of initial investigation (Knock-out Search): This is the first filter preliminary steps, lawyer judgment, and through the computer to determine whether the trademark is used for screening, after understanding the trademark search can apply for approval.
Complete Search: after the initial enquiry and preparation, if the trademark is possible to use, the lawyer will further study and propose professional legal advice. The time is about 7-10 days.
The United States registered trademark case trial: the application case costs a trademark registration, including Knock-out Search, Complete Search, the case filing fees, lawyers fees, about $2000. If several similar cases are applied together at the same time, the service cost can be saved. The whole case from the application to the audit release results, generally need 12~18 months. In case of rejection, new applications may be renewed after research and discussion. If it is impossible to obtain the trademark, it may consider applying for a secondary trademark registration, which can be used for five years once it has been obtained.
notice of action
From the United States Patent and Trademark Office trademark registration application materials after the first detailed review of the application form and all attachments, to view the form to fill in part has been completed, the relevant information is correct, the required information is not complete, whether the costs paid, if all is ready, give an application number, issued notice of acceptance the time was about 25 days.
Auditors will review trademark records to determine whether other merchants have registered or applied for registration of the same or similar trademarks in the same or similar goods or services. At the same time the auditor will check whether the trademark trademark regulations stipulated in accordance with the requirements for registration. If the audit is passed, the application procedure will go to the next stage (the gazetted announcement stage).
Once the Trademark Office of the United States Patent and Trademark Office approves the trademark application, the trademark will be registered in the trademark weekly, and the date of the announcement will notify the applicant in the form of a letter. The period of announcement is three months. If no objection is raised, the trademark can be registered successfully.
After the application for trademark registration has been approved, the particulars of the trademark will be registered in the register, and a certificate of registration shall be issued to the applicant. The date of registration will be traced back to the date of submission of the application. In other words, the right to be the owner of the registered trademark shall be counted on the date of submission of the application.