Looking for LegalZoom Alternatives? So Are They.

LegalZoom Alternatives

If you’re searching for help with your trademarks, you may already be familiar with LegalZoom.  They are a big company (but not a law firm) that provides quasi-legal services.  And here is what some of their trademark customers (or victims) have had to say about their experiences.  But if these reviews aren’t enough to convince … Read moreLooking for LegalZoom Alternatives? So Are They.

Streamlined Trademark Cancellation Considered by USPTO

streamlined trademark cancellation

In a recent blog post, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office said that it may add a streamlined trademark cancellation proceeding.  This process would focus on canceling trademark registrations for marks that are not in use.  Of course, they are still researching this option.  And it may be years before it comes to fruition (if … Read moreStreamlined Trademark Cancellation Considered by USPTO

Trademark Priority: When Should I Register My Trademark?

trademark priority

In the United States, you get trademark rights by using your trademark in commerce.  When there is a dispute over a trademark, a major issue is determining which party had trademark priority.  In other words, “who established rights first?”  You should file your trademark application as early as possible to prevent a situation where someone else … Read moreTrademark Priority: When Should I Register My Trademark?

Bad Trademark Search Results? There’s No Such Thing

Trademark Search Results

One thing that I commonly hear from clients is that it is difficult to come up with a good trademark.  When going through the trademark search process it can sometimes seem like “all the good ones are taken.”  Running into conflicts every time you think of a new name can quickly become frustrating.  However, trademark … Read moreBad Trademark Search Results? There’s No Such Thing