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Trademark Application Preparation & Filing

State or Federal USPTO filing fee additional

If you have done your comprehensive search elsewhere. We offer a free review of your research.

Cost Summary for each name to be trademarked :

Step 1: Trademark Application Preparation & Filing – Three Day Service $300
Trademark Application Preparation & Filing – Three Day Service $300

(Expected staff time = 3 hours) = $300

Our trademark application preparation and filing does not include step-by-step comprehensive research. We will analyze other firms research to make sure it is comprehensive before filing. State or Federal USPTO trademark filing fees vary and are not included in application preparation service. Your filing fee is due when we electronically file your State (filing fees range widely, per State) or Federal USPTO trademark application $325 per class. Filing fees are separate from TradeMark Express’ service fees.


Start Up Package

Comprehensive Research & Analysis

Is My New Business Name Legally Available?

Step 1: USPTO Tess Preliminary Search & Analysis FREE
Step 2: U.S. Federal and 50 State Comprehensive Trademark Search* $200(Save $300)
Step 3: U.S. Common Law Comprehensive Search** $200(Save $300)
Value Comprehensive Trademark Package($400 – $50 Small Business Disc) $350(Save $600)

Expected time to complete all tasks = 4 Hours.
Save $600 attorney fees.

Our Start Up Package does not include trademark application preparation and filing (See Premium Package).


Premium Package

Are low priced preliminary trade name searches worth the savings?

Step 1: USPTO Tess Preliminary Search FREE
Step 2: U.S. Federal & State Trademark Search & Analysis* $200(Save $300)
Step 3: U.S. Common Law Search & Analysis** $200(Save $300)
Step 4: USPTO Trademark Application Preparation*** FREE(Save $300)
Total Comprehensive Trademark $400

Expected time to complete all tasks = 6 Hours.
USPTO filing fee $275. Save $1000 attorney fees.
$50 Discount Special if Comprehensive Research Results in 7-days
= $350(Save $1,000)

Before TradeMark Express conducts the comprehensive research, we will do a FREE check for the exact name at the USPTO. If there is a Conflict, we will email your results and then call to inform you. If legally blocked, this preliminary step saves you the cost of Step 1 – the Trademark search and $200! You may then provide us with your 2nd choice name to proceed.

* When TradeMark Express analyzes your comprehensive research, you will save well over $300 of trademark attorney time, per search. Do not try to do this critical task yourself. We will determine if there are similar names in Sound, Appearance and Meaning that actually affect your legal use of your proposed trade name under trademark law. Similar names are much more likely to affect your legal use than obvious exact name conflicts. If a similar name is found, you will have a consultation with one of our trademark attorneys. To fully complete your comprehensive research, you need expert analysis or your research. If legally blocked, then your remaining fee will be applied to your next name, after you replenish your package fee. Please see our Rollover Policy. IF your proposed name is legally blocked, then this step conserves your comprehensive research fee and saves money on unneeded research. No other trademark research company or trademark attorney offers this essential service in a step-by-step fashion, like we have since 1992.

** TradeMark Express’ common law search is truly comprehensive because we will research up to 6500 paid business databases on Lexis-Nexis and/or Dialog to make sure your proposed trademark name is not being used anywhere, as either a conflicting or merely similar legal name. Many of our competitors say they offer “comprehensive” research, yet will visit only the main handful of databases, skipping over the vast majority of needed databases. This does not accomplish the job for you. If your name is legally blocked, now is the time to find out. Common law research practice is not truly comprehensive unless it is an exhaustive search of all possible paid business databases, like where TradeMark Express® conducts it’s legal trademark research.

*** USPTO Federal trademark application preparations are $300 off, when you order our TradeMark Express research package including your needed research, i.e : $300-$100=$200 per name + up to $100 savings at the USPTO = $300, when we file your trademark electronically using (TEAS), using standard classification language, instead of filing a traditional paper application. State trademark application fees vary by State. trademark application fees vary by state. USPTO Federal trademark application filing fees are either $275 per class using standard classification language or $325 per class using customized language.


Price List

Comprehensive research is fundamental to prior and continued use of ANY trade name.

Preliminary research, although less expensive, still requires a comprehensive search, even if seemingly clear. The reason being is that a search is never complete until you comprehensively search Federal trademarks, (2 million), State trademarks (1 million), AND US National Common-Law (16 million) trade names.

Legal problems may exist if your trade name is Conflicted -OR- if a Strong Similar name is found – in sound, appearance or meaning.

TradeMark Express keeps search fees low by splitting your research into 2 searches, the US Federal & State trademark search and the US National Common-Law search. Many of our competitors will charge & conduct both searches regardless of any findings; that means a lot of unnecessary research.

If your trademark search appears to be blocked, we will hold onto your common law search, until you have a chance to verify any Conflicts or Strong Similarities and speak to one of our trademark attorneys, at no charge (nominal cost for the West Coast attorney). We will follow the same procedure, if your common law search is blocked, before proceeding to prepare your trademark application.

Below is TradeMark Express’ pricing list for all services. Each step of the process is explained in detail with separate pricing included. For our best deal go to the Research Package – this saves you $150! This package also includes our Rollover Policy, which ensures that even if your name is blocked, there will be funds available to either search a new name or monitor any existing trademarks.

$150 - US Federal & State Trademark Research

  • Before TradeMark Express conducts the comprehensive research, we will do a FREE check for the exact name at the USPTO. If there is a Conflict, we will call to inform you so you may provide us with your 2nd choice name.
  • 3+ million trademarks are searched – the USPTO Federal trademarks (2 million) as well as the 50 Secretary of State databases (1 million). This search covers registered and pending applications.
  • The fee includes same day (if ordered by 2pm EST) or next business day service, fully documented comprehensive research, and FREE legal referral (if needed, nominal cost for the West Coast attorney).
  • Results are emailed as an attachment, enabling you to print a copy as well as save to your hard drive (doing both is strongly recommended). Your researcher will also call you upon sending to discuss your search results.
  • If the US Federal & State trademark search is clear we’ll proceed to the US National Common-Law search. If blocked, we’ll consult with you about your options. Free legal referral to one of our attorneys will be provided, if necessary.

  • Over 16 million trade names are searched – yellow pages, company directories, DBA fictitious name filings, newspapers, trade journals, court records, tax records, municipal records, credit records, product databases, industry sources, etc.
  • If there are any Conflicts or Strong Similarities found in the US Federal & State trademark files, the US National Common-Law research is suspended until you have an opportunity to discuss the findings with one of the referred attorneys. This saves our clients money if the Common-Law research proves to be unnecessary due to blocks within the Trademark files.

  • Is your logo or design available for trademarking?
  • Please email or FAX your logo design for free review and consultation.

USPTO or State Trademark Application Preparation

  • $150, If TradeMark Express® Comprehensive Research & Application Package ordered or $300, If Pay As You Go ordered. : USPTO trademark application preparations are $300 off, when you order our TradeMark Express research package including your needed research. You save $300, ie: $300-$100=$200 per name + up to $100 savings at the USPTO = $300, when we file your trademark electronically using (TEAS), using standard classification language, instead of filing a traditional paper application. The USPTO fee is $325 per class.

    The State governments and Federal government charge filing fees separate from our fees. States fees vary from $10 to $125.

  • $50 – Trademark Application Review : TradeMark Express offers a discount review for those who complete their own trademark application. We will review your completed trademark application forms by fax and make any corrections or suggestions before you send the forms to the state or USPTO. If your research is done elsewhere, then our application review fee is $100.
  • $300 – Canadian Trademark and Common Law Research : TradeMark Express conducts comprehensive Canadian trademark and common law research in the same 2-step approach as the United States. First we conduct the trademark search for $150, and, if clear, we will conduct the National common law search for $150 analysis included.
  • $150 – Canadian Application Preparation : If we also do your Canadian research, your application preparation is 50% off, if ordered with Canadian Trademark and Common Law comprehensive research. If TradeMark Express® does not conduct your comprehensive search, trademark application fee is $300.
  • $700 – European Trademark Research : Countries that are searched include: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, WIPO(1) – World Intellectual Property Organization and CTM(2) Community Trademarks.

Notes

  • (WIPO) Information on over 390,000 Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol trademarks registered with the World Intellectual Property Organization.
  • (CTM) Information on over 70,000 trademark applications and registrations filed with the Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM).
  • $500 – European Common Law Research : Countries that are searched include: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
  • $200 per region – Worldwide International Common Law Research : International common law research is split into Worldwide regions. (The United States, Canada and Europe are listed above.) Additional searchable worldwide regions include :
    • Asia-Pacific – $200
    • Middle East – $200
    • Africa – $200
    • Mexico – $200
    • South America – $200

WIPO Trademark Research – See European Community Research.
Please see pricing for WIPO research above at: European Community Research.


Benefits of TradeMark Express

TradeMark Express takes great pride in customer satisfaction. We offer comprehensive research at competitive prices and include many “extras” such as :

  • Before TradeMark Express conducts the comprehensive research, we will do a FREE check for the exact name at the USPTO. If there is a Conflict, we will call to inform you so you may provide us with your 2nd choice name.
  • Same-Day : You will receive your research results on the same or next business day at no extra cost. Most other services charge as much as a 75% surcharge for same-day service.
  • Comprehensive Research : We search for variations on your name in order to find any marks that are similar in sound, appearance or meaning. In trademark research, we check the international classification number of your product or service, as well as those of related services or products. Similarity, in common law research, your specific SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) code is checked, as well as those in related areas.
  • Step-by-Step Approach : Many services combine trademark research with common-law research and charge a flat rate. By breaking the search into two steps and completing common-law research only after it has been determined that the name is available for trademarking, TradeMark Express can save you time and money by not conducting any unnecessary research. Once research is complete TradeMark Express will follow up with you on a regular basis to discuss the results of the research, provide options and suggestions on how to proceed, and guide you through the registration process. We are prepared to help you understand the basics of trademark law, and are always happy to answer any questions about your mark or trademarking in general.
  • Analysis : Trademark research specialists analyze all research. Any potential conflicts or similarities are flagged and brought to your attention. Thus, you need not take your research results elsewhere for interpretation.
  • Attorney Referrals : In the event that there are legal questions concerning the availability of your trade name, TradeMark Express provides free (nominal charge on West Coast) legal referral so that you can have your questions answered by experienced trademark attorneys. We have trademark attorneys in Sausalito, CA, Chicago, IL and Washington DC.

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