The internet has caused trade-names and trademarks to become more valuable. The number of registered trademarks have increased substantially, causing trademark conflicts to become a common occurrence. You must be diligent and protect your trade-names and trademarks by registering them as soon as possible before someone else registers a conflicting trade-name or trademark. The competition for trademarks is intense.
The risk of being sued for trademark infringement is much greater than in the past. Litigation is very expensive. So the best reason for obtaining a trademark and to conduct a thorough trademark search is to reduce your risk of being sued.
The greater risk of being sued and the higher financial risk at stake means that it is particularly important to conduct thorough trademark searches. Make sure that you consider searching in other countries because the internet is global. For the US make sure that you search both for federal and state trademarks. Common law (unregistered) trademarks are automatic and provide the same right to sue others for trademark infringement so make sure you conduct thorough common law trademark searches. Common law trademarks are automatic so they are far more common. Think of the number of listings in all of the yellow pages in every city. There are tens of millions of common law trademarks. Some of the common law searches are less thorough than others because they fail to search all of the available databases.
US Federal, State and Unregistered Trademark Search US$450.00
European Registered and Unregistered Trademark Search US$1200.00
We offer a 25% discount on trademark searches for clients who retain for both searching and filing their trademarks.
We have carefully chosen our trademark search providers. When you are considering obtaining a trademark we ask that you consult with us as to where you should conduct trademark searches.
INC Business Lawyers offers you a FREE trademark consultation.
INC Business Lawyers Tip!
In today's global economy, you need to world wide protection for your trademark!