TradeMark Express Trademark Services & Packages

Premium Package - Our Best Deal!

Satrt Up Package - Business name Availability

Application Preparation Package

Rollover Policy

Pay As You Go

Federal & State Trademark Details

US National Common-Law Details

Federal Logo Search

Low Cost Research Analysis

USPTO & 50-State Application Details

USPTO Application Renewals

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Canadian Research

Canadian Application Preparation

European Community Research

Worldwide Common Law Research

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Multiple Name Discounts

Competitive Checks

USPTO File Wrapper Runs

Trademark Monitoring

Free IP Attorney Referrals

TME Price List

TME Benefits


TM Express Premium Package: Comprehensive Research & USPTO Application

OUR BEST DEAL! TradeMark Express will search your mark in the pending & registered Federal and State trademark files AND in the US National Common-Law files and if clear, prepare AND file your US Federal trademark application - all for one fee of $450. Order this package and you save $850!

TradeMark Express understands the many expenses new business owners face; we also know how necessary comprehensive research and analysis is prior to filing. To help our clients, we have four different payment options:

  • $450 Premium Package - Our Best Deal!
  • $240 per month for 2 months = $480
  • $170 per month for 3 months = $510

HOW WE WORK:

    Before TradeMark Express conducts the comprehensive research, we will do a FREE check for the exact name at the USPTO. If there is a Conflict, we will call to inform you so you may provide us with your 2nd choice name.

    1) US Federal & State trademark research - TradeMark Express will search the pending AND registered Federal AND State trademark files in accordance with the USPTO's policy, namely looking for similarities in Sound, Appearance or Meaning. This involves searching synonyms, spelling variations, word placement, etc.

    US Federal & State trademark analysis - TradeMark Express will analyze the research results for FREE. If there are Conflicts or Strong Similarities found, we put a HOLD on the rest of the research until you've had a chance to speak to the referred trademark attorney.

    Not Using Name - If after speaking with the attorney, you decide not to pursue the name, a Rollover of your remaining balance begins. Our comprehensive research & application package is non refundable but any remaining funds may be applied towards another name, which remains open for 2 years from the original purchase date and may not be extended.

    Going Ahead with the Name - If there are NO Conflicts or Strong Similarities OR if after speaking with the attorney you decide to pursue the name, the next step is the US National Common-Law.

    2) US National Common-Law research - TradeMark Express will search for commercial availability of the mark in numerous files. Businesses have "first use" or Common-Law rights to their trade names in whatever geographic trade area they serve. The US National Common-Law research will help you to determine if you face any trade restrictions.

    US National Common-Law analysis -- TradeMark Express will analyze the research results for FREE. If there are Conflicts or Strong Similarities found, we put a HOLD on the rest of the research until you've had a chance to speak to the referred trademark attorney.

    Not Using Name - If after speaking with the attorney, you decide not to pursue the Rollover of your remaining balance begins. Our comprehensive research & application package is non refundable but any remaining funds may be applied towards another name, which remains open for 2 years from the original purchase date and may not be extended.

    Going Ahead with the Name - If there are NO Conflicts or Strong Similarities OR if after speaking with the attorney you decide to pursue the name, the next step is the US Federal trademark application preparation & filing.

Other search companies combine the Trademark and Common Law searches together because they offer no analysis of the searches. So, even if your trade name is blocked early in the Trademark search, you will pay for the complete Common Law search.

Our approach requires more expertise and is more time consuming for us, but immensely better for our clients! The money our clients save can be better spent on finding a new legally clear trade name. We have saved our clients more than two million dollars by recommending against unneeded Common Law research!

The USPTO charges a fee of $325 per class, which is separate from TradeMark Express' fees.

TradeMark Express Start Up Package

$350 Start Up Package! TradeMark Express will search your mark in the pending & registered Federal and State trademark files AND in the US National Common-Law files.

Every new business owner needs to ensure that their new business name is legally available. Prior to investing your time, money & effort into a name, comprehensive research should be conducted to ensure that the name you're interested in is truly available to use.

This entails searching the pending & registered Federal and State trademark files as well as the US National Common-Law files.

HOW IT WORKS:

1) We will conduct a free preliminary search of the USPTO TESS database. If clear, we will move to the next research step.

2) US Federal & State comprehensive trademark research - TradeMark Express will search the pending AND registered Federal AND State trademark files in accordance with the USPTO's policy, namely looking for similarities in Sound, Appearance or Meaning. This involves searching synonyms, spelling variations, word placement, etc.

3) US National Common-Law research - TradeMark Express will search for commercial availability of the mark in over 6500 business databases. Businesses have "first use" or Common-Law rights to their trade names in whatever geographic trade area they serve. The US National Common-Law research will help you to determine if you face any trade restrictions with these established businesses.

If you want to also file for a Federal trademark, consider our Premium Package. You will save $200 off our trademark preparation service when you order with your needed comprehensive legal research


TradeMark Application Preparation Package

$300 Application Preparation Package! For when you have done your comprehensive legal research elsewhere. We include a free review of your prior research to make sure is was comprehensive.

HOW IT WORKS:

1) Forward your prior trademark search to us for a free analysis.

2) TradeMark Express will email you a quick worksheet for you to complete so we may write your trademark application, including a professional representation of your goods or services associated with your trademark. Once received, we will then prepare and submit your Federal trademark application. Please allow 2 days service time.

Our trademark application preparation and filing does not include step-by-step comprehensive research. We will analyze other firms research to make sure it is comprehensive before filing. State or Federal USPTO trademark filing fees vary and are not included in application preparation service. Your filing fee is due when we electronically file your State (filing fees range widely, per State) or Federal USPTO trademark application $325 per class. Filing fees are separate from TradeMark Express' service  fees.


Rollover Policy

The TradeMark Express Premium & Value packages are non refundable. Any remaining funds may be applied toward future research. This policy is advantageous to our clients for many reasons:

Trademark Express Premium Package Details:

1) Even if you decide to not pursue the name, you will want to search another name for your service and/or product line. This policy enables you to use the funds on an "as-needed" basis.

For example, if Name One is blocked on the US Federal & State trademark levels, then you've only spent $175 of the $450. Another comprehensive research & application package can be ordered for Name Two anytime, using the remaining $275 balance plus a new trademark research fee for the new name. No trademark research company or attorney offers this exlcusive TradeMark Express exclusive step-by-step benefit.

2) If you have other trademark filings, it's strongly recommended that comprehensive research be conducted every 2-3 years to ensure that no other mark is infringing upon you. It's each applicant's responsibility to police their own mark - the USPTO will not do this for you.

3) By offering step-by-step research, TradeMark Express ensures that each client only pay for what is necessary. Other search companies offer a package as well; however, the main difference is that both searches are done REGARDLESS of the findings. By doing the research in steps, TradeMark Express saves its' clients time, money and effort by NOT doing unnecessary research. For instance, if there is an Exact Conflict in the US Federal & State trademark files, then why would you want the US National Common-Law search? It makes much more sense (common and financial) to rollover that remaining balance towards a new name/search.


TradeMark Express Pay As You Go Research & Application Process

TradeMark Express will search your mark in the pending & registered Federal and State trademark files AND in the US National Common-Law files and if clear, prepare AND file your US Federal trademark application - each step will be completed per your request.

HOW IT WORKS:

1) US Federal & State trademark research - TradeMark Express will search the pending AND registered Federal AND State trademark files in accordance with the USPTO's policy, namely looking for similarities in Sound, Appearance or Meaning. This involves searching synonyms, spelling variations, word placement, etc.
$150 - US Federal & State trademark research & $25 for optional analysis (recommended).

2) US Federal & State trademark analysis - TradeMark Express will analyze the research results for $25. This saves you at least an hour of Trademark attorney time or $300 to analyze your research. If there are Conflicts or Strong Similarities found, we will refer you to a trademark attorney to discuss the research report.

3) US National Common-Law research - TradeMark Express will search for commercial availability of the mark in numerous files. Businesses have "first use" or Common-Law rights to their trade names in whatever geographic trade area they serve. The US National Common-Law research will help you to determine if you face any trade restrictions.
$150 - US National Common-Law research & $25 for optional analysis (recommended).

4) US National Common-Law analysis -- TradeMark Express will analyze the research results for $25. This saves you at least an hour of Trademark attorney time or $300 to analyze your research. If there are Conflicts or Strong Similarities found, we will refer you to a trademark attorney to discuss the research report.

5) US Federal trademark application preparation AND filing - TradeMark Express will prepare AND file your US Federal trademark application.
$300 - US Federal trademark application preparation AND filing

To save $200 off of the application preparation AND filing, consider ordering our Package. All of the necessary services are included and you save $200!

Please be aware that the USPTO charges $325 per International Classification, if filed online. TradeMark Express files applications online ONLY - this saves you $50!


Comprehensive Federal & State Trademark Details

Trademark Express Premium Package Details:

  • Our combined Federal & State trademark search determines whether your proposed name is available for trademarking in the United States.
  • Our combined Federal & State trademark search determines whether your proposed name is available for trademarking in the United States.
  • We research pending and registered federal marks and registered state marks through the online database provider LEXIS-NEXIS or Dialog.
  • Because we break your name into smaller segments (truncation) and search for combinations of these segments (rotated), we find conflicting marks as well as those strongly similar in Sound, Appearance or Meaning. This produces a comprehensive search, which is a crucial process in finding similar names.
  • Similar marks are important to find. Trademark law offers protection against any name that could be confused in commerce with an existing trademark.

Federal & State Analysis


U.S. National Common Law Details

Trademark Express Premium Package Details:

  • Businesses have "first use" or common law rights to their trade names in whatever geographic area they serve. The US National Common-Law search tells you if & where the trade name is available for commercial use. The US National Common-Law research will help you to determine whether you face any trade restrictions.
  • Common law research is important to do before you use your trade name OR expand its geographic area. It must be completed before applying for a State or Federal trademark.
  • Because trademark law is based on the principle of first use, you may be infringing upon another business' rights to the name, even if you own the trademark.
  • LEXIS-NEXIS and Dialog information services includes the following sources, to name a few, to determine whether your name is currently in use anywhere in the United States:
    • Over 16 million trade names are searched - yellow pages, company directories, DBA fictitious name filings, company directories, newspapers, trade journals, court records, tax records, municipal records, credit records, product databases, industry sources, etc.
    • Dun & Bradstreet -- Dun's Market Indicators consist of over 11 million Dun & Bradstreet Enhanced DMI records, plus over 16 million US records from D&B's vast data warehouse. With over 98% of the records being private companies, DMI is widely recognized as the premier source for hard to find, basic company information.
    • Company and product information databases--including American Business Information, US Business Directory Company Intelligence, Database America All Business File and dozens of other company and product directories.
    • Prompt, MARS and other Full text News Sources--Hundreds of major newspapers, newsletters, business and industry-specific journals, periodicals, abstracts and reviews.
    • Industry-Specific Sources--Specialized databases are researched for names in the following industries: entertainment, communications, computers, publishing, medicine, pharmaceuticals, electronics, technology and sports.

Common Law Search Analysis

  • After your Common Law search is complete, TradeMark Express will analyze the results before proceeding to your trademark application.
  • We will determine if your trade name is commercially available.
  • Any conflicting or strongly similar commercial use would enjoy first use rights under U.S. common law.
  • Step-by-step research is one of our major client benefits.
  • If the search is clear, we will prepare AND file a USPTO Federal trademark application.
  • If your Common Law search is blocked, we will save you from spending your money and time applying for a trademark. At that point, our Rollover Policy takes effect.
  • You will save trademark lawyer fees for his/her time to analyze each search.
  • If the search is seemingly blocked, then we recommend a competitive check, before reviewing it with our attorneys.
  • Our common law research analysis is included! This is a $300 savings from what trademark attorneys typically charge.

Federal Logo Search

  • Logo designs, although pictorial in composition can be reliably searched using a codified numeric search strategy. Such an approach allows a search on any drawing element because each has an assigned numeric code. A logo design search sometimes takes up to 2 hours to write the search strategy, before going online!
  • Fax or email TradeMark Express your logo design for a free consultation on whether or not it warrants a Federal trademark search.
  • We recommend searching your logo design if it is planned for product use AND/OR is a central element of your marketing efforts.
  • Logo design research is not recommended if the art is too descriptive, merely a type font or the use is too limited geographically.
  • There are limitations to logo design searches. Only Federal trademark data bases may be searched. State trademarks and commercial common law logo design databases do not exist on a comprehensive level. Only Federal Trademarks can be searched comprehensively for logo designs.
  • Our Federal Trademark logo design research is $450. We need 2 days for this complex search. Please call or email us for a free consultation!

Research Analysis (Included)

Trademark Express Premium Package Details:

  • Research analysis is the #1 reason to hire TradeMark Express for your research needs.
  • The key to expert research by TradeMark Express is that we patiently review and analyze each search as soon as it is completed, thus enabling you to complete your searches in two steps instead of one.
  • We are not aware of any search company that analyzes its searches for clients. Trademark attorneys will analyze their ordered searches, at their hourly fee.
  • Trademark and common law searches run from 50 to 200 pages of research, from comprehensive search companies, an extraordinary amount of data to pour over in order to decide if a name is truly available.
  • An infringed trade name holder has an INDEFINITE time to enforce its trademark rights against you!
  • TradeMark Express analysis benefits our clients in two ways. First, it allows us to break the Federal/State Trademark and Commercial Common Law Research (first use) searches for a Step-By-Step approach, (see above). Secondly, you will not need to take your research to an attorney for review.
  • Exact research conflicts are easily noticed. However, trade name similarities based on similarity of sound, appearance and meaning are usually very difficult for the untrained person to find.
  • It is very common for people to either over react or under react to any given similarity found in a search. Research experts at TradeMark Express are trained to conduct and analyze each search. This can help online when having to make split second decisions about what is possibly relevant.
  • We offer a FREE review of your own research or that done by other trademark companies to determine if it had been done comprehensively.

USPTO & 50 State Application Details

TradeMark Express offers 3 alternatives:

  1. 67% OFF EXPERT TRADEMARK APPLICATION PREPARATION
    Your trademark application preparation is MORE THAN HALF PRICE, if the Research Package is ordered. We will prepare AND file your trademark application for $100 Federal (Savings of $200) or $50 State (Savings of $150). If a logo is filed with your name, there will be an additional $50 charge. The reason being is that the inclusion of a logo on an application requires additional work in drafting a USPTO appropriate description. Government filing fees still apply.
  2. $50 FAX REVIEW OF TRADEMARK APPLICATION PREPARATION
    An unlimited FAX review of your trademark application is $50, when you have TradeMark Express conduct your legal research. We provide clients with forms and/or necessary instructions to obtain applications for filing either a State or Federal trademark, and FAX back and forth until you complete it correctly. FAX review service does not include phone help. Therefore, total fees are $450 for a Federal or a State trademark. If a logo is filed with your name, there will be an additional $50 charge. The reason being is that the inclusion of a logo on an application requires additional work in drafting a USPTO appropriate description. Government filing fees still apply.
  3. $300 Federal or $200 State trademark application preparation. These fees apply if you do NOT conduct any research through TradeMark Express OR if you pick the Pay As You Go option. If a logo is filed with your name, there will be an additional $50 charge. The reason being is that the inclusion of a logo on an application requires additional work in drafting a USPTO appropriate description. Government filing fees still apply.

Our clients typically take 3 - 5 hours to successfully write their own trademark applications, often after several attempts. We strongly recommend letting TradeMark Express prepare your application to maximize your goods or services protection and to make sure your application will be accepted the first time.

The State governments and Federal government charge filing fees separate from our fees. States' fees vary from $10 to $125. The USPTO fee is $325 per class, per application if filed online. If filing a paper application, the fee is $375 per class, per application. TradeMark Express prepares and files applications online ONLY -- this saves you $50!

Not all trade names need a National common law search. If it is a local business, TradeMark Express offers a State common law search for $35 to $85. Please call us.


USPTO Application Renewals

You need to be aware that there are additional forms necessary to keeping your Federal trademark active.

There are FOUR applications that TradeMark Express will prepare and file for you.

  1. If you filed as an Intent-to-Use:
  2. Once the name is actively in use in commerce (i.e. across state lines or between the US & any other country), the USPTO needs to be notified via a Statement of Use/Amendment to Allege Use form, a $100 per class and a specimen of use.

    Failure to file this form will result in the cancellation of the trademark.

    TradeMark Express will prepare and file this form for $100. If interested, please contact any of our 3 offices or email us your details.

  3. If you filed as an Intent-to-Use and are NOT ready to use the name:
  4. The USPTO will send Intent-to-Use applicants a Notice of Allowance, which essentially is your notice that the USPTO is waiting to hear from you if the mark is actively in use. You have 6 months from the date the Notice of Allowance was sent to respond. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of the trademark.

    If you know you will not be ready in 6 months, then it is recommended that an Extension of Use be filed, which is $150 per class. One extension gives applicants an additional 6 months to file the Statement of Use. The USPTO grants 5 extensions, with some exceptions.

    TradeMark Express will prepare and file this form for $100. If interested, please contact any of our 3 offices or email us your details.

  5. If your Federally registered trademark has been in continuous use for 5 years:
  6. To keep your trademark active on the Federal register, you MUST be aware of your registration date. Between the 5th & 6th year of registration, the USPTO requires that either a Section 8 or Section 8 & 15 Affidavit be filed. These forms are essentially the USPTO's notice that the mark is still actively in use. The fee for this is either $100 or $300 per class.

    Failure to file this form will result in the cancellation of the trademark.

    TradeMark Express will prepare and file this form for $100. If interested, please contact any of our 3 offices or email us your details.

  7. If your Federally registered trademark has been in continuous use for 10 years:
  8. To keep your trademark active on the Federal register, you MUST be aware of your registration date. Between the 9th & 10th year of registration, the USPTO requires that a renewal be filed. The fee for the renewal is $500 per class.

    Failure to file this form will result in the cancellation of the trademark.

    TradeMark Express will prepare and file this form for $100. If interested, please contact any of our 3 offices or email us your details.


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