File a Trademark on Your Own

Protect Your Name & Brand | Learn How to Search & File Your Own Trademark | SAVE MONEY ON TRADEMARK LAWYER
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Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

★ JOIN 1,100+ STUDENTS WHO HAVE SAVED MONEY AND TIME BY TRADEMARKING THEIR NAME, BRAND, OR LOGO ON THEIR OWN!

Are you an entrepreneur, business owner, or creative artist? 

Do you need to protect your brand, logo, or slogan? 

Do you want to save money and time?

This course is a comprehensive overview to help you understand trademark law so you can save money and time by trademarking on your own.

Most people are surprised to find out that you don’t need a lawyer to file a trademark. The actual filing of the trademark is fairly simple and a process we will go over in detail here.

By the end of this course, you’ll be equipped to understand what trademark is, who needs a trademark, when you should trademark, what can you trademark, look up existing trademarks, and of course, learn the step-by-step process of trademarking on your own.

For less than the cost of one hour of legal work, you’ll be in a great position to save money on trademark attorneys.


★ Student review by Sharona Moss, So quick. So easy. - This course provided me with ample information in what a trademark is and how to file trademark applications. It really made it easy for me to figure out exactly what I need to correctly and simply produce my own trademark. Thanks for the great class! Can't wait for your next lectures!”


WHO AM I?

My name is Jessica and I’m an intellectual property trademark lawyer who works with entrepreneurs and creative artists. I have filed countless trademark applications on behalf of my clients.

I created this course to ensure that I could help as many people as possible, even the people who can’t pay my rate as an attorney. My goal is to make this course as clear and rewarding as possible and to help you succeed in your business.


WHY DO I NEED TO TAKE THIS COURSE?

A trademark identifies your goods and services to your customers. It can be the name of your business, your brand, slogan, or logo.

Your trademark is what sets your goods and services apart from your competitors. Your trademark has economic value because it represent the business reputation of the products or services you’re trying to sell.

It’s extremely important to check for existing trademarks before you start any kind of business. You have to determine whether the company name or brand you are planning to use will infringe on an existing trademark.

You may have to remake your entire website and branding that is all over the internet.

This would be an extreme nightmare. This course will help you avoid all of that.

Registration of your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office allows you to obtain nationwide protection, sue in federal courts, and prevent other businesses from infringing your brand.

You can also save money on not having to hire a lawyer. By taking this course, you don’t need to consult a trademark lawyer every time you need to check whether you will be infringing on another brand’s trademark. Knowing how to do it on your own will save you a lot of time and money.

You've put a lot of time and effort into creating your business. Whether you're just starting out or you're already established, a registered trademark will help expand the protection of your brand nationwide.


COURSE TOPICS

  • What is a trademark?
  • Who needs a trademark?
  • When should you trademark?
  • What can you trademark?
  • Risks of trademarking on your own?
  • How to conduct your own trademark search
  • How to Identify your goods and services and what class of goods and services your mark is to be registered in
  • How to file a trademark application on your own
  • Clear step-by-step guide through the United States Patent and Trademark Office trademark application so you can file a trademark on your own


What makes this course unique is that it’s a comprehensive course on everything you need to know about trademark law to help protect your business and brand.

Don’t worry, it’s clear and simple.


WHAT YOU GET

  • Over 22 video lectures clearly explaining trademark law and step-by-step instructional video on how you can trademark on your own!
  • Lifetime access, ask questions, and see the newest information available about trademark!
  • Avoid paying a trademark lawyer upwards of $350 an hour for filing a trademark on your behalf!
  • Quick actionable resources and links to help you trademark on your own.
  • Ask me questions directly. I’ll be updating the content of this course based on your questions. By enrolling in this course, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and get personal feedback.
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Discounts on future courses
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with my course for any reason whatsoever, I will offer you a full refund. No questions asked.


Thank you for making this the best selling trademark course on Udemy! I show my gratitude by consistently making new lectures and answering your legal questions in the course discussion!


► What are you waiting for? 

Every day you wait is costing you money!

Don’t forget that this course is covered by Udemy’s 30-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - you don’t have anything to lose.

★ Enroll right now!

What are the requirements?

  • Students don’t need anything — just an interest in learning how to trademark

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Register a Trademark for your brand, mark, symbol, or business
  • Do a “Trademark Search” and look up existing trademarks
  • Learn what trademark is and how it applies to your business
  • Discover who needs a trademark
  • Better understand when you need to get a trademark
  • Discover what you can trademark
  • Decide if your brand is infringing on an existing trademark
  • Learn how to maintain your trademark after registration so you don’t lose it
  • Learn what an “office action” and an “opposition” is after registering your trademark
  • Become a more knowledgeable and more well-equipped entrepreneur
  • Save $500 dollars for hiring a trademark lawyer for general information you can get here
  • Save time and money by applying for a trademark yourself

What is the target audience?

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Small Business Owners
  • Start-ups
  • Anyone with a website, blog, podcast, or online business
  • Those who are looking to save time and money. Your time is valuable. That’s why I don’t fill up our course with useless jargon. You only get the necessary information you need to file a trademark.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction
01:53

You've put a lot of time and effort into creating your business. Whether you're just starting out or you're already established, a registered trademark will help expand the protection of your brand nationwide.

A trademark is a mark, symbol or combination of words that distinctively identifies a product or service.

Trademarks have economic value because they represent the business reputation of the products they represent or the company with which they are identified.

Registration of your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office allows you to obtain nationwide protection, sue in federal courts and qualify for international protection.


Most people are surprised to find out that you don’t need a lawyer to file a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The actual filing of the trademark is fairly simple and a process we will go over in detail here.

01:14

Here's a a preliminary course of action you should take to make the most out of this course.

01:11

Please review before continuing.

Section 2: Introduction to Trademark
02:15

A trademark is a word, name, symbol or device that is used in commerce to identify or distinguish the source or origin of goods and services.

A trademark is important because it identifies the source of goods and lets the public know that the good or service comes from you and not from someone else. A trademark owner has the exclusive rights to use its mark in connection with it the goods or services it offers.

Essentially, the trademark owner has associated their goods or services with a particular level of quality that they work hard to maintain. If the trademark owner does not protect their trademark, they may open themselves up to the danger of an inferior quality good or service being distributed under the same or similar name.

04:07

Anyone who has created a brand, or seeks to create a brand should file a trademark to protect their brand name, logo or slogan.

The purpose of a trademark is two-fold:

  1. To protect the public so that it may be confident that when purchasing a product it knows, that it will get the product it seeks - for example when buying a can of coke, when someone sees the red can and the lettering “Coke” they know very well what’s inside.
  2. To ensure that where the owner of a trademark has spent energy, time and money in presenting to the public the product, he or she is protected in his or her investment from its appropriation by pirates and cheats.
03:14

A trademark is protected by the common law as soon as it is used in commerce in connection with certain goods or services. However, having thin common law protection does not afford you all the benefits of having an actual Federal Trademark Registration.

Therefore, it is important to file for a trademark as soon as possible.

09:24

Trademarks can be weak or strong, depending on what they are, and what they seek to protect.

There are four ways to classify trademarks and the strength of the mark is determined based on a 4-part gradient:

  • Generic Terms - common, everyday names used to describe what they are. They are the weakest mark and are not capable of seeking trademark protection.
  • Descriptive Terms - a merely descriptive mark immediately identifies a characteristic or quality of a good or service.
  • Suggestive Terms - a suggestive mark suggest qualities and characteristics of goods or services without actually describing them.
  • Arbitrary Marks - words that exists in English language but don’’t apply to specific product. They bear no relation to the product For example - Ivory for body soap, Yahoo, Google, Twitter
02:37

Learn about the 3 different trademark application and how much they cost.


TEAS Plus -This version of the TEAS application is completely online, and has the strictest requirements for filing. In order to file on the TEAS Plus system, you must submit a completed initial application and must agree to conduct all correspondence with the USPTO electronically. The fee is $225 per class you register for.

TEAS Reduced Fee - This process allows for a moderately reduced application fee and requires that all correspondence be handled online. However, you do not need to file a completed initial application. The fee for filing an application on the TEAS Reduced Fee application is $275 per class you register for.

TEAS Regular - This process does not require any electronic communication, and does not require compliance with the stringent requirements of the TEAS Plus and TEAS Reduced Fee applications. The fee for a TEAS regular application is $325 per class.

04:46

There are some associated risks of trademarking on your own.

The filing of a trademark application begins a legal proceeding having many legal requirements and strict time deadlines. Not all applied-for trademarks register, and filing fees are not refunded. Whether you ultimately proceed on your own behalf or a trademark attorney represents you, all substantive and procedural requirements of the Trademark Act and Trademark Rules of Procedure must be met.

Section 3: Step-By-Step Instructions of How to Trademark
00:40
  • Step 1: Conduct your own Trademark search
  • Step 2: Get Prepared for your Application
  • Step 3: Identify your goods and services
  • Step 4: The Application and Filing Fees
  • Step 5: After the Application
05:08

Always conduct a trademark search before you begin.

Once you have a rough idea of what you want your trademark to be, you can do an online search for the mark you have chosen to evaluate existing trademarks for possible conflicts.

10:09

You need to determine whether another business is already using a trademark that's identical or similar to the one you want to use to ensure that you won't violate someone else's trademark rights.

If you are sued by a trademark owner for using its trademark, at the least you can be forced to stop using the trademark. Depending on how long and extensively you've used the business or product name, it could be costly -- you could have to change products, brochures, letterhead, business cards, signs, advertisements, and your website.

03:36

Before you go online to register your Trademark, be sure to get all of your necessary information about the mark together, and have a computer image of your label or other material showing use of the mark in a .jpeg-format file on your computer.

In particular, make sure you have ready all of the following...


04:41

Next, you will need to figure out what goods or services you are offering for sale in connection with your trademark. Depending on what you are selling, you will register your mark in a certain “class.”

The ID Manual contains a listing of acceptable identifications of goods and services. Any entry you choose must accurately describe your goods and/or services. Your selection of goods/services must be precise and accurate.

07:16

Here's a clear step-by-step process on how to find the goods or services class. Any entry you choose must accurately describe your goods and/or services.

04:13

The USPTO has enabled entrepreneurs and businesses to file trademarks directly over the Internet. This Web-based method of filing is now the preferred way to apply for a federal trademark.


In order for your application to be considered by the USPTO for trademark registration, you must include the following information with your request: name of the applicant filing the application, or the name of the owner of the mark; a name and address for correspondence; a clear drawing of the mark; a listing of the goods or services; and the filing fee for at least one class of goods or services.

11:56

A step by step guide to filing a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Watch as an experienced trademark attorney guide you through the online federal trademark form.

Listen to my commentary regarding the information required in order to successfully file your U.S. federal trademark application.

07:21

Be patient. After filing, do not expect to hear anything about your application for around 3 to 6 months. Once your mark is approved, you will receive a notice.

Once you’ve decided upon your mark, use it. Put it on your goods or in connection with your services, and document its usage so that you get a first date of use as soon as possible.

The USPTO will acknowledge your valid filing very promptly. If you do not receive an acknowledgment of your filing, then do not assume that everything is okay. Check into it. If you have received an acknowledgment, then print out the page with the Serial number and keep it handy so that you can monitor the progress of your application on the USPTO Web site.

To its credit, the USPTO has made the online application process as easy as possible; but it still has a few potholes just simply because of the nature of trademark law and its classification system. If in the least doubt, do not hesitate to consult a qualified attorney to help you pursue registration and properly protect your mark. Your good name and the marks that go with it are an asset of your business and they need to be protected.

Section 4: BONUS: Other Sources & Links
Article

This is a summary listing of the estimated 80,000 products and services that have been classified into one of these groups. Click on the short descriptions to link to the full goods/services descriptions.

Article

The 3 trademark applications you should be familiar with along with their prices and links to the applications.

Article

Listed inside are some of the more common grounds for refusal of a trademark application in the U.S. For a full list of reasons that the USPTO might refuse an application, check out USPO's Possible Grounds for Refusal of a Mark -- link provided inside.

Section 5: BONUS: Other Sources & Practice Guides to Help You Trademark
3 pages

Great guide you can use to help you file a trademark application.

4 pages

All emerging companies can and should take basic steps to protect their uniquely valuable intellectual property.

For many companies, especially startups, intellectual property often represents an important component of a company’s value, perhaps the single most significant component.

Investors and acquirors are often interested in such companies primarily for the potential embodied in their IP. Defects and deficiencies in a company’s IP portfolio can raise significant concerns for investors and acquirors, and in extreme cases may drive them away entirely.

Yet, despite the apparent centrality of IP to a company’s value and potential, many companies fail to take basic steps to preserve such important assets. This article will describe a few basic steps in five key areas that any company can take to protect, preserve and enhance its IP.

36 pages

Protect Your Trademark - Enhancing Your Rights Through Federal Registration

Basic facts about Trademark by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

1 page

Your trademark will be a key asset of your business, so it’s important to protect it properly.

If you don’t start with advice from experienced trademark counsel, you could face a costly infringement lawsuit, be forced to rebrand just as you are gaining traction, be unable to stop infringers, or be blocked from key foreign markets.

Section 6: Course Wrap-up
03:58

When filing your own trademark, make sure the the word, phrase or logo you seek to trademark is actually trademarkable and also, respond to any office action, examiners amendment, or notices of opposition you may receive from the trademark office.

Don’t worry, you are in the right place as we have covered everything you need to know. If you have any other questions or concerns, please post it on the course discussion board.

Legal Disclaimer
Article
16 pages

Are you an entrepreneur, business owner, or creative artist? Do you need to protect your brand, logo, or slogan? Do you want to save money and time?

This course is a comprehensive overview to help you understand trademark law so you can save money and time by trademarking on your own.

Most people are surprised to find out that you don’t need a lawyer to file a trademark. The actual filing of the trademark is fairly simple and a process we will go over in detail here.

By the end of this course, you’ll be equipped to understand what trademark is, who needs a trademark, when you should trademark, what can you trademark, look up existing trademarks, and of course, learn the step-by-step process of trademarking on your own.

For less than the cost of one hour of legal work, you’ll be in a great position to save money on trademark attorneys.


WHO AM I?

My name is Jessica and I’m an intellectual property trademark lawyer who works with entrepreneurs and creative artists. I have filed countless trademark applications on behalf of my clients.

I created this course to ensure that I could help as many people as possible, even the people who can’t pay my rate as an attorney. My goal is to make this course as clear and rewarding as possible and to help you succeed in your business.


WHY DO I NEED TO TAKE THIS COURSE?

A trademark identifies your goods and services to your customers. It can be the name of your business, your brand, slogan, or logo.

Your trademark is what sets your goods and services apart from your competitors. Your trademark has economic value because it represent the business reputation of the products or services you’re trying to sell.

It’s extremely important to check for existing trademarks before you start any kind of business. You have to determine whether the company name or brand you are planning to use will infringe on an existing trademark. If it will, you may have to remake your entire website and branding that is all over the internet. This would be an extreme nightmare. This course will help you avoid all of that.

Registration of your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office allows you to obtain nationwide protection, sue in federal courts, and prevent other businesses from infringing your brand.

You can also save money on not having to hire a lawyer. By taking this course, you don’t need to consult a trademark lawyer every time you need to check whether you will be infringing on another brand’s trademark. Knowing how to do it on your own will save you a lot of time and money.

You've put a lot of time and effort into creating your business. Whether you're just starting out or you're already established, a registered trademark will help expand the protection of your brand nationwide.


COURSE TOPICS

  • What is a trademark?
  • Who needs a trademark?
  • When should you trademark?
  • What can you trademark?
  • Risks of trademarking on your own?
  • How to conduct your own trademark search
  • How to Identify your goods and services and what class of goods and services your mark is to be registered in
  • How to file a trademark application on your own
  • Clear step-by-step guide through the United States Patent and Trademark Office trademark application so you can file a trademark on your own

What makes this course unique is that it’s a comprehensive course on everything you need to know about trademark law to help protect your business and brand.


Don’t worry, it’s clear and simple.


WHAT YOU GET

  • Over 22 video lectures clearly explaining trademark law and step-by-step instructional video on how you can trademark on your own!
  • Lifetime access, ask questions, and see the newest information available about trademark!
  • Avoid paying a trademark lawyer upwards of $350 an hour for filing a trademark on your behalf!
  • Quick actionable resources and links to help you trademark on your own.
  • Ask me questions directly. I’ll be updating the content of this course based on your questions. By enrolling in this course, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and get personal feedback.
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Discounts on future courses
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with my course for any reason whatsoever, I will offer you a full refund. No questions asked.


Thank you for making this the best selling trademark course on Udemy! I show my gratitude by consistently making new lectures and answering your legal questions in the course discussion!


What are you waiting for? Every day you wait is costing you money!

Don’t forget that this course is covered by Udemy’s 30-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - you don’t have anything to lose.

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Sam Mollaei, Esq., Passionate Business Lawyer for Entrepreneurs

I’m a business lawyer in Los Angeles who represents entrepreneurs, creative artists, and business owners with businesses.

Why do I teach? As a business owner and entrepreneur for over a decade, I have found the legal aspect of business to be daunting and confusing.

After consulting and teaching business law for many years, I decided to combine my passion in video production and teaching to create online courses to make the legal aspects of business as easy and approachable as possible.

I have a strong passion in sharing my secrets and I hope to inspire you to succeed in your business.

I know your time is valuable so I don’t fill up my courses with useless jargon — you only get the necessary information you need to succeed.

Sign up and find out for yourself why so many people are taking and recommending my courses.

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Jessica Manny, Esq., Lawyer to Entrepreneurs and Creative Artists

I’m a business and transactional attorney who represents entrepreneurs, creative artists, and business owners. I enjoy helping build businesses from the group up and hope to help you do the same!

Why do I teach? I have a strong passion in teaching and sharing my specialized knowledge in business law. Udemy has a been a great platform for me to share my knowledge with enthusiastic entrepreneurs who do not have the time and resources in learning how to plan and manage their businesses.

I hope to inspire you in achieving your dreams the same way I did!

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