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The United States Patent and Trademark office strictly handles trademarks only. The Patents office can be reached at 1-800-768-9199.

It is not a legal requirement to register a trademark with the Federal government. The advantage of registering a trademark allows the owner to maintain legal presumption of utilizing that mark nationwide on services or products as established in their trademark’s registration. Most of the process can be completed through their website to avoid the hassles of paperwork and to decrease processing time.

The first step is to perform a trademark search on their website located at: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/index.jsp

There are two types of trademarks:

  • trademark is already in use and not previously registered
  • trademark is not in active use (must be highly specific and not generic or it will be denied)
  • The filing fee is $335 for each trademark depending upon its usage classification. An allegation of use must be filed along with the fee and application. Trademark processing takes around nine months to become official to the filing party. The approved trademark will be published in the "Official Gazette" for notification to the general public.

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