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Professional U.S. Trademark Attorney Services

Hello, and welcome to my website!  My name is Kevin Haynie and I am a U.S. trademark attorney. I work to help businesses protect their most important assets: their brands.  A brand is the foundation upon which a business is built.  And trademarks, whether in the form of a name, logo, or slogan, are the embodiment of that brand.  When your trademarks are not secure, neither is your business.

I perform most of my work on a flat-fee basis.  I understand that when starting a new business, you must make important decisions about expenses.  That is why I let you know what your costs will be up-front.  Please feel free to review my pricing here.

It is important to me that my clients succeed in their business ventures, and I believe that begins with protecting their brands and taking steps to help avoid potentially ruinous trademark infringement lawsuits.  To schedule your free initial consultation, please give me a call today at (314) 479-3668, send me an email at kevin@yourtrademarkattorney.com, or complete the contact form found near the bottom of this page.  I look forward to speaking with you!

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Personalized Service

If you reach out to me, I will be answering your call or responding to your email.  You will work and speak with me directly, and not a legal secretary, intern, or junior associate.

Flat-Fee Pricing

Most of my services are provided on a flat-fee basis to make things as predictable for you as possible.  Instead of selling service bundles, I will stick to just the things you need.

Experience

I have assisted with the preparation, filing, and prosecution of over 1,000 trademark applications.  I work with clients that do everything from selling clothing to making movies! 

Responsiveness

I make it my goal to return phone calls and emails by the end of the next business day after receiving them, if not earlier.  I believe that you deserve an attorney that gets back to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have a trademark, copyright, or patent issue?

Trademarks are (most commonly) words, logos, and slogans that are used in connection with products or services in order to create a brand.  They are extremely valuable assets to any business, because they help a business to differentiate itself from its competitors, and because consumers associate them with their past experiences with a particular brand.

Copyrights give protection to artistic works such as books, music, movies and television, and artwork.  It is important for artists to be able to protect their creations from copying and plagiarism by others, and copyright law allows them to do this.

Patents give exclusive rights to make, use, and sell inventions for a limited time, in exchange for public disclosure of the invention.

My practice is focused exclusively on trademark and copyright law.  While I am happy to provide you with assistance for your trademark and copyright matters, I am not able to provide you with legal advice in the area of patents.

If you have a business, then you have a trademark that you should consider protecting.  If you are starting a new business, then you should work with a trademark attorney not only to protect your trademark, but to ensure that you aren't putting yourself at risk by infringing upon someone else's trademark.

Do I need a trademark attorney that is located in my area?

In most cases, no.  An attorney licensed to practice law in any state can provide you with trademark services under federal law.  That includes representing you at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office should you seek federal registration of your trademark.  The major exception would be in the case of a trademark infringement lawsuit, where you would need an attorney that can practice in the relevant jurisdiction.

While I am licensed to practice in Missouri, a large percentage of my clients are not located there.  The nature of my practice allows me to work with clients over the phone and via email.  I represent clients on both coasts, and many places in between.  I also represent many clients that are outside of the U.S., as well.

How much does it cost to register a trademark?

The process of trademark registration can vary a lot from client to client, depending on the circumstances.  However, assuming that we do not receive a substantive rejection from the Trademark Office, the cost of registration is generally between $1,000 and $1,500, including government filing fees.

The biggest factors in determining your total cost are: (1) whether we conduct a comprehensive federal trademark search prior to filing an application, (2) whether the results of such a search are favorable, and (3) whether you are already using the trademark in connection with your products/services prior to when we file your trademark application.

For more information about the pricing of particular services that I provide, please review my Pricing page.

How long does it take to register a trademark?

Depending on the circumstances, it generally takes about 8 to 12 months to obtain a trademark registration.

This may seem like a long time, but the good news is that once you get your registration, your rights date back to the application filing date.  That means that filing early is very important, and not something that you should put off, if you can avoid it.

My Services

Trademark Search

Have an idea for your new business name?  Let's check and make sure that it isn't something that is going to get you into trouble after you get up and running.

Trademark Search

I conduct a comprehensive federal trademark search on your name or slogan using specialized software.  Then I provide you with a report detailing any potential issues.

Trademark Registration

Want to get a federal trademark registration for your name, logo, or slogan?  Federal trademark registration gives you important benefits and protections.

Trademark Registration

Your application filing fee includes phone calls and emails with me as needed, so you won't be getting any unexpected and unwanted invoices to pay.

Trademark Infringement

Have you received a cease and desist letter based on your alleged infringement of a trademark or copyright?  Do you need to send someone else a letter like that?

Trademark Infringement

I can review your matter and advise you of your options.  I can also draft a professional letter that tells the other party that you take this matter seriously.

Latest From The Blog

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Foreign Applicants

Foreign Applicants Need U.S. Attorneys for Trademark Filings

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"I had a great experience working with Kevin on my trademark issues.  The level of communication is something I haven’t experienced with other attorneys.  He is so reachable and explained the confusing ins-and-outs of trademark law in a way I could actually understand.  I would highly recommend Kevin for any trademark issues/questions you may have!"

– Connie C., Conari Escape Rooms

"Kevin went above and beyond what we expected.  He did an excellent job explaining and communicating difficult trademark questions we had.  Our trademark was registered in about 9 months with his professional help. From start to finish Kevin was a professional and very personable. We are very pleased with his hard work.  Highly recommended."

- Justin C., REBLX

"I can’t rave any more about the amazing service Kevin was able to provide!  I was caught at a vulnerable time with my trademark because I believed someone was copying my brand name, and he was very patient since I knew nothing of the trademark process.  He provided so much information and was always available for questions.  Even after the filing process, he kept in touch and was quick to let me know any updates with the trademark process.  Highly recommend!"

– Joanna N., The Melanated Maven

"I was lucky enough to find Kevin and spare myself a significantly more complicated and expensive process, had I chose a different attorney. I highly recommend Kevin, as I found him to be straight forward, honest and efficient in his handling of my trademarks."

- Thomas P., Rush Boxing

"It was fantastic working with Kevin. He is not only a professional but a genuinely nice guy.  Highly recommend his services and Rated Outdoors will most certainly be using him again in the future."

– Rob D., Rated Outdoors

"Kevin is the perfect choice for all trademark needs.  He’s honest, considerate, and timely with all of his responses.  I highly recommend him and plan on using him again in the near future."

– Andrew L., Lambert Consulting

"Kevin is a caring professional who did a great job for me and my company.  He turned what could have been a complicated issue into something easy for me to appreciate and understand.  When you’re thinking of getting a trademark… call him first, not last."

– Guy-Robert P., LifeStream Family Advisory

"Kevin was professional, quick to respond, and met our non-profit’s needs for trademark registration.  We would use him again and recommend him to others."

– Kat D., The Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region

"Kevin processed our trademark quickly and communicated effectively throughout the process.  Will absolutely use him again."

– Ryan J., Brown Button Estate Sale Services

"Kevin answers my questions promptly and thoroughly.  He handled the total care of my trademark from start to finish with excellence. I highly recommend him."

– Dr. Teka-Ann H., The Sharper Me

"Kevin helped with one of my software company’s trademarks.  His explanation was thorough, and he explained potential trademark conflicts as well as challenges that may occur.  I look forward to using his extremely valuable services again in the near future."

– Simon C., Cartfunnel

Contact Kevin

333 N. Dobson Rd., Suite 5
Chandler, AZ 85224

(314) 479-3668

kevin@yourtrademarkattorney.com

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