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Over 20,000 Trademarks Filed

Protect your trademark for as Low as $149 +Gov. Fees

Why register it

Stop Copycats

Stops others from using your valuable intellectual property.

Put the World on Notice

Puts the world on notice that it’s your brand allowing you to use the ® symbol.

Enforce & Defend Your Rights

Makes it easier to enforce and defend your rights.

What you can and can’t trademark

What to trademark

How to start your trademark

  1. Tell us about your trademark
  2. We’ll research it and let you know
  3. We’ll assemble and file your paperwork 

Once you give us the ok, we’ll assemble and file your paperwork with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. It’s that easy!

Three easy ways to register your trademark

InstaFile Basic

$149 plus gov fees (charged when filed)

InstaFile Standard

$199 plus gov fees (charged when filed)

InstaFile Platinum

$399 plus gov fees (charged when filed)

What sets us apart

Dedicated Account Manager

Unlike other companies where you’re just a number, with The Trademark Company you have a dedicated, knowledgeable Account Manager to answer all of your questions and guide your trademark through to registration.

We Make Legal Easy

Our systems make assembling even the most complex of legal documents quick and easy. Just answer a few simple questions and we’ll take care of the rest!

Affordable, Flat-Rate Services

And unlike services that charge by the hour and can cost an arm and a leg our flat-fee services have up front pricing to keep you within your legal budget.

Meet our customers

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Frequently asked questions

It depends. If your trademark is very similar (e.g., NIKE vs. NIKEE) when used with similar goods (e.g., both used for shoes) then probably not. 

In general, it’s a sliding scale. The more similar the trademarks are as well as how similar the goods are services are the more likely your trademark will be rejected. Alternatively, if they are not that similar or the goods or services are not similar you can probably get it registered.

Most people start with their company name such as NIKE, product lines like AIR JORDAN or TIGER WOODS, and even their logos such as Nike’s famous swoosh design and tag lines or slogans such as JUST DO IT. In short, the more you register the more you protect! 

A Direct-Hit search, included in our InstaFile Basic, is a great search that lets you know whether there is an identical trademark out there that will block the registration of your trademark. It’s a great, cost-effective search (and package) to get you started when you’re on a budget.

But as you should be aware, sometimes even a similar trademark can block yours from registering. That’s why we offer our expanded  Federal Search included in our InstaFile Standard to go deeper and uncover similar trademarks that could block the registration of your trademark. Our InstaFile Standard is our most popular package and well worth the additional cost.

Finally, our Comprehensive Search, included with our InstaFile Platinum, is the granddaddy of them all. Not only does it look out for similar trademarks, but it will also will let you know if your trademark could get rejected for other reasons. If it’s in your budget, it’s our best package to guarantee the registration of your trademark!

Understand that the USPTO charges per class. So keep this in mind when deciding how many classes in which you should register.

In general, you should register your trademark in the class or classes in which your goods or services are or will be provided. For instance, if you will use your trademark for shoes, that would be Class 25. But if you are also going to use for retail store services that would be in Class 35.

Oh, and don’t worry. We can help you figure out what class or classes your goods or services fall in to. The USPTO has an online tool we use that allows us to do this for you. Just tell us what you use your trademark with and we can tell you what they say.

Like our packages guarantee, we’ll get it on file for you that same day if not the next day. However, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office is not as efficient as we are. So from start to finish, the average time to registration is about 11 months. And don’t worry, we know what you’re thinking. I can’t wait that long! So here’s a little good news. You don’t have to. You’re allowed to use your trademark as soon as you like. Ask your Account Manager and they can explain more.

Yes. There is always a chance. The chances tend to be less with our Standard and Platinum Packages as their searches are a little more comprehensive. But no matter what, if it happens we will be with you every step of the way with options to get past the refusal.

Questions? We’ve got the answers

Call now to speak with a dedicated Account Manager today (800) 906-8626

All of our Account Managers are based in the United States and are ready to answer your questions.

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