Testimonials

I think it’s great that you assist people who really don’t understand what the heck the Trademark office wants. The timely manner in which you handle my action form the trademark office.

– Michael Holmes, Owner , Trademark: UNTIL A MAN IS COMPLETELY BENT AND BROKEN, HE DOESN'T TRULY SURRENDER HIMSELF TO GOD [Registration Number 4695040]

I have confidence that you are watching out for our trademark interests and required activities. I get constant junk mail regarding our trademark and no longer have to read it to make sure I am not missing something important.

– Dennis Werner, President KIR Natural Foods, LLC, Trademark: KIR [Registration Number 4644449]

Things went smoothly. You delivered what you promised. You kept us reasonably well informed.

– Tom Schoolcraft, President Filetime, LLC, Trademark: FileTime [Registration Number 4708069]

The speed in which any/all questions were responded to and answered was most impressive. No matter how small my inquiry I had an immediate answer.

– David Kartagener, Owner, Trademark: YTP Young Travel Professionals [Registration Number 4653631]

Everyone I worked with was very professional and responded accordingly. Thank you for your assistance in helping our organization complete the trademark process.

– Domenico Pilato, Owner, Trademark: Dr.Iven [Registration Number 4758557]

I was satisfied with the consultation I had with JJ when we clarified my trademark class categories. It made everything easy to understand and was able to move the trademark to fully process.

– Patrick Hays, Owner, Trademark: Four Show Co [Registration Number 4648012]

Overall you guys did an amazing job in making my dream a reality! so glad I decided to go with you over other law firms! The fact that you were able to get my trademark official with little information from me.

– Brandon Selby, Owner, Trademark: Free Thinkers [Registration Number 4798089]

Very pleased with the overall experience, correspondence, and most of all, the outcome. The communication was great! The office action rebuttal was effective.

– James Casey, Trademark: DROPTAIL [Registration Number 4658315]

I would recommend anyone that's listing in a trademark to have your firm on your side. It's worth it. I'm extremely satisfied with JJ Lee with helping me reach my goal and that was getting my business registered successfully with the US Trademark.

– Autumn Abby, Owner, Trademark: Soul Grind Entertainment [Registration Number 4809100]

Mr. Lee called me himself and filed an intelligent response in a timely manner. That the response was effective.

Both times I have hired your firm, I was having difficulties getting the trademark to go through and both times you were able to succeed in achieving a registered trademark in spite of the issues.

– Rhonda Krill, President Loads of Love, Inc, Trademark: One Christian Voice [Registration Number 4178881]

Everything was great! I have zero complaints.

– Brad Mossman, Owner, Hemp Remedies [Registration Number 4690194]

I am very satisfied with the service you provided me on register my Trademark, I do not have to do anything I send you the money and you take care of everything. Continue with your excellent service.

– Yunilda Sabino, Owner, Trademark: XG Xtreme Gear [Registration Number 4469542]

I am satisfied with their service. Value for the money paid. Attorneys and their assistants are doing a fantastic job.

– Kayamboo Ramalingam, Owner, Trademark: GO 4 GURU [Registration Number 4680213]

This was a great experience. I wasted years and hundreds of dollars trying to trademark my website on my own.

Thanks to [J.J.] Lee, I was able to get my trademark in a matter of months. Thank you!

The ease, the efficiency and the end result: my trademark! This was a great experience.

– Traci Andrighetti, PhD, Owner, Trademark: italicissima [Registration Number 4533553]

Your professional skill at shepherding this through the process. We are quite pleased and satisfied with your service.

– Jonathan Miller, CEO, Plan Management Corp., Trademark: FLEXSOURCING [Registration Number 4690194]

You guys do good work! Confidence of staff to succeed.

– Ron Brumbarger, CEO Appentice University, Inc., Trademark: APPRENTICE UNIVERSITY [Registration Number 4697488]

Great service! I would definitely recommend it to others! I will never do another trademark on my own again! They did everything for me! I was very satisfied with the overall service that I received from J.J. Lee.

[Paralegal] was very helpful and prompt with her responses. JJ was extremely patient with my questions, returned my calls, and helped me throughout the entire process. Absolute best legal representation that I’ve received in a very long time.

– John & Christie Di Lemme, Owner , Trademark: Faith Stands and Fear Runs [Registration Number 4586765]

I am satisfied with the way your company worked on my trademark and how Emily kept me informed during the process.

– Sheryl Tucker, Owner, Trademark: MY SISTAH'S KEEPER [Registration Number 4698414]

Love doing business with your company. Accuracy + Promptness + Ease of the process.

– Amro Amer, Owner of OMIERA, Trademark: OMIERA [Registration Number 4409970]

Thank you for helping me stay on top of the deadlines and being patient with my last-minute responses. Your service has been excellent.

– Robert Funk, President Eco Logic Dry Kilns, LLC , Trademark: Eco Logic Dry Kilns [Registration Number 4704119]

The whole process was easy and I was kept up to date about the situation. I’m extremely satisfied.

– Guillermo Vargas, Owner, Trademark: PTW [Registration Number 4609183]

Prompt, accurate and friendly communication. Expedient service! A pleasure to work with such a professional office.

– Kathy Donahoe, Member Owner JKAT, LLC, Trademark: LUTHIERS CHOICE [Registration Number 4627436]

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FAQ

What are Trademark Application Suspensions?

Suspensions are when your application is on hold. There are various reasons a trademark application can be suspended. However “likelihood of confusion” with prior application(s) filed and submission of foreign application are the most common reasons the USPTO may suspend an application. During a trademark suspension period, your lawyer will provide guidance on the next steps and whether it might be best to file an argument or pursue a coexistence agreement.

What are Disclaimers for Trademarks?

A disclaimer usually refers to a statement which indicates that you are not claiming exclusive rights to use the word(s) or a design element in your trademark application. A disclaimer allows for registration without creating a false impression of the registrant’s rights.

A good example of this is disclaiming “café” if your services are for a café.

What is the Supplemental Registry?

If a trademark is not eligible for the Principal Registry, there is sometimes an option to register on the Supplemental Registry.

In cases where the USPTO finds the trademark application is merely ornamental, merely descriptive, or primarily geographically descriptive, the USPTO may allow the application to be registered on the Supplemental Registry. However, over time, the mark may acquire distinctiveness and possibly become eligible for the Principal Registry.

What is the Date of First Use?

Two dates must be specified in a trademark application:

Date of First Use Anywhere: The “anywhere” refers to use in the U.S. or elsewhere. This is the date the goods were first sold or transported, or the services were first rendered under the mark. The use must also have been bona fide and in the ordinary course of trade.

Date of First Use in Commerce: This is the date when the goods were first sold or transported, or the services were first rendered under the mark in interstate or international commerce. The use of the mark must have been bona fide and in the ordinary course of trade.

What is the Renewal Timeframe for a Trademark?

The renewal timeframe for a trademark is between the 9th and 10th year anniversary of the trademark registration, and then in ten-year intervals. It is important to be aware that the USPTO also requires a registrant to provide an affidavit at the 5th and 6th years of ownership stating that the trademark is still being used in commerce. Failure to comply with the renewal timeframes or the affidavit requirements will result in the cancellation of the trademark registration.