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TRADEMARKS

Secure the exclusive rights to your business name, logo, slogan, and unique product names. These are your trademarks, and registering your trademarks can help ensure no one steals them. 

Vetting your Trademarks: Prior to registration, it is important to ensure that your trademarks are not confusingly similar to any existing trademarks — especially with businesses that provide similar goods or services to you. Conflicting trademarks can cause issues with your trademark application or may lead to legal disputes in the future. We recommend professional assistance to properly vet your trademark. 

Registering your Trademarks: A trademark can be registered through the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO.gov), and it is advisable to have professional assistance with the application.

What Happens After I File My Trademark Application?

Government Fees: Generally range from $225 - $275 per class of goods and services, per application. 

 
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COPYRIGHTS

Secure the exclusive rights to your creative works, such as images, writings, songs, or videos. You can register single works, or multiple unpublished works with one application. 

Registering Your Copyrights: Copyright registrations can be filed online at the US Copyright Office, linked below. Professional services are available if you need assistance. 

Government Fees: Generally range from $35 - $55 per application. 

 
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PATENTS

Secure the exclusive rights to your inventions, including utility, design, and plant patents. 

Registering your Patent: You must register your patent with the United States Patent Office in order to obtain exclusive rights to your invention. You will likely need professional assistance with the process. 

Government Fees: Range significantly depending on the type of patent. 

 
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TRADE SECRETS

Protect your valuable confidential information such as secret recipes, customer contact lists, and internal processes. 

Protect your Trade Secrets: There is no registration for trade secrets. To protect this intellectual property, you must keep them a secret. This can include keeping your trade secrets secure, sharing only on an “as-needed” basis, and using non disclosure agreements when the information is shared. 

Government Fees: None.

 

This guide is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. Please contact us for professional assistance.