“Do I need to hire a trademark attorney near me?” Businesses and individuals often ask me whether location matters when finding a trademark attorney. You may have noticed in my About Me section that I am located in Phoenix, Arizona. Although I moved from St. Louis to Phoenix, the clients I work with are not exclusively in St. Louis or Phoenix. In fact, most of my clients do not live in either Missouri or Arizona. And that’s okay! For the most part, you do not have to worry about trademark attorney location when hiring one to handle your U.S. trademark issues.
If you are looking for a U.S. trademark attorney to conduct a federal trademark search, file a trademark application with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, or assist you with the trademark registration process, then the location of the trademark attorney you hire really does not matter. You can also hire a trademark attorney outside your area if someone has filed an opposition to your trademark application, or submits a trademark cancellation after your mark is registered. Being able to hire a trademark attorney without being limited to a particular location has several advantages. Expand your search beyond just a “trademark attorney near me.”
If you’re reading this, you were probably searching for information related to trademarks when you came across the iRegisterTrademarks Blog, and decided to check it out. Most people will use the Internet as a resource before making important decisions like buying a car, or finding a new doctor. Personally, I’m almost to the point where I have to Google my groceries before I go to the store. Luckily, because you don’t have to find a trademark attorney nearby, you can use it to “shop around” when looking for someone to assist you with your U.S. trademark matters. This is a specialized area of the law, so you might not have someone near you that focuses on trademarks. Or you may live in New York City or Chicago and decide that the cost of hiring a trademark attorney in those areas is too high. Having more options can help you to find the right trademark attorney for you.
While most trademark matters can be handled by any U.S. trademark attorney you choose, there are some instances where trademark attorney location does matter, or where it is simply more practical to hire a trademark attorney in a specific location. This may be the case if you are ever sued for trademark infringement, especially if the suit is filed in state court instead of federal court. While the court may allow your attorney to represent you if they are in another state, it may just be easier and less costly to hire a local trademark attorney.
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If your search for a “trademark attorney near me” hasn’t yielded any promising options, you might want to expand your search for an attorney. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (314) 479-3668, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete the contact form found on this page to schedule your free initial consultation today. I look forward to speaking with you.