Intellectual Property Office Includes FilingCosts

America is one of the few countries that uses a first-to-use regime for trademark registration as opposed to a first-to-file. This adds complexity to filing a trademark because searching for existing trademarks becomes ever more difficult. The USA had the second-highest trademark applications in the world in 2018 (second only to China). Trademarks utilizing non-English wording must include a translation of that word. Non-Latin characters must be transcribed into the Latin alphabet. This and numerous other complexities make it essential to call on expert help to get your USA trademark application filed and successfully registered.


Our trademark registration package takes care of everything you need to register your trademark in the USA, including advice on strategy and classification, as well as a personalized list of goods and services.

  • Trade mark search
  • Personalised list of goods and services
  • Advice on strategy
  • Advice on classification
  • Filing

Copyrights, Designs, Patents And Trade Marks


A copyright is a form of protection provided to authors for their original work. This includes creative and intellectual work like:

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    The owner has exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute or perform the work publicity.

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    Copyright do not require registration and the owner will have protection in most countries.

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Trade mark

A trademark is a sign which distinguishes a company’s product or service from its competitors. A trademark can be a:

  • owner

    The owner has exclusive rights touse the trade mark and legally prevent its unauthorized use.

  • country

    Trade marks are specific to a country or a union like the EU. Trade marks for 10 years.


A patent is an intellectual property right granted by the government to an inventor for the exclusive exploitation of their invention.

  • owner

    The owner has legal rights to exclude others from making. using or selling the patent.

  • country

    Patents are specific to a country. A patent normally lasts for 20 years.

registered design

A registered design is protection provided to the appearance of a product or part of a product. It defines how a product looks.

  • owner

    The owner has legal protection from others copying the design for their product.

  • country

    Registered designs are specific to a country. A registered design normally lasts for 25 years.


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    Trademark Search

    The USA had the second-most number of trademark registrations by class in 2018. It is therefore imperative to conduct a trademark search before filing for a trademark in the USA.

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    Advice on Strategy

    Registering a US trademark requires an overall strategy to ensure the highest possible chances of success. We will assist you with an overall trademark registration strategy.

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    Advice on Classification

    There are 45 classes into which a trademark can fall. Assigning your USA trademark into the correct categories is crucial to avoid deficiencies in the filing.

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    Once we have established a proper strategy and classification for your US trademark, we will take care of all the complexities involved in filing your trademark application and keeping tabs on its progress!



How long is a US trademark valid for?

Ten years. But you must file a Declaration of Continued Use or a Declaration of Excusable Non-use after before the end of the fifth year of the mark’s registration. The Declaration of Continued Use is a sworn statement that the mark is in use in commerce. The Declaration of Excusable Non-use is used to explain why the mark is not in use, as well as to provide steps to remedy the situation.

An attorney licensed in the USA will be required to represent you at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) if you are not domiciled in the USA.

There are extensive legal requirements that must be met before filing for a trademark in the USA, and before it can be successfully registered. Expert assistance is critical in getting a trademark filed successfully.

The USA uses a “first-to-use” rather than a “first-to-file” policy in determining objections to trademark applications. This means that the first person using a mark is the one with the legal right to it.

When determining ownership for a mark, it is important to prove the use of that trademark in commerce for the claim to be considered valid.

Of course, this does not obviate the need to register that mark in other countries because trademarks are territorial.

With extreme difficulty. Expert assistance is crucial.

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How it Works
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We provide everything you need to register and thereby protect your trademark in the USA.

We will have your trademark ready for you in 365 days.

Our team of trademark experts will advise you on anything and everything you need to properly register your trademark in the USA.

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Pricing Packages


  • Additional Class in USA

    Please select additional classes if there is more than one category of classification you wish to register for. Each additional category will cover the Official filing fees and our professional charges.


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How it Works

  • 1
    Check the product out in your shopping cart

    Simply add the product you need to your shopping cart and then check it out to start your US trademark registration process.

  • 2
    Answer some questions

    We will send you some simple questions for you to fill in so that we can properly prepare for registering your trademark. If needed, we’ll get in touch with you directly for more information.

  • 3
    Sit back and relax

    Let us do the work to set up your US trademark. We’ll get in touch with you any time there is something that needs to be addressed.

  • 4

    You might want to celebrate after the trademark is approved. It’s a huge achievement. We’ll celebrate right along with you!