Tuesday, March 03, 2009

A small business describes the USPTO registration process

“The Official Blog” on a site called “Jealous Brother” describes in detail the process that a small Internet business is likely to go through with a trademark registration with the USPTO. The blog entry appears to have been written in the fall of 2008.

The overview is called “Registering a Trademark from Start to Finish” with link here.

The author describes the cost involved (typically between $350 to $1500) and the USPTO’s unforgiving attitude toward “mistakes” which requires starting over and repaying the entire fee.

He also discusses “standard character” or workmark registration, “stylized” registration, related to trade dress, which he apparently used here.

Picture: Internet Outlook 2009 conference at Tysons Corner VA.

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