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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Fill Form 8815 Trademark

Instructions and Help about Fill Form 8815 Trademark

Alright, hi again, attorney Steve Entren. We're back. We are licensed to practice law in California and Arizona. We take federal trademark cases and copyright cases dealing with intellectual property nationwide. In this video, we are going to be talking about how to get a trademark without hiring a lawyer. Many startups want to protect their trademarks, but attorneys can be expensive. So, this video is all about how to apply for a trademark without an attorney if you're in that position. First, let's discuss trademarks. Trademarks are a federal registration system. While there are state trademarks available, most companies are interested in federal trademarks, as they provide nationwide protection. Federal trademarks cover both goods and services. For example, I am looking to get a service mark for my law firm, specifically for the name "Attorney Steve Com" - "The First Name in Legal Services." To begin the process, go to the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) website and click on the "Trademark" button. Before applying, it is essential to conduct a search to ensure your desired trademark is not already taken. This will save you from wasting your money. In my case, I searched for "The First Name in Legal Services" and did not find any existing trademarks. Additionally, I did a common law search and obtained the same results. Feeling confident, I proceeded to apply for the trademark. To do so, go back to the USPTO website and click on the "Trademarks" button. Then, select "Apply Online." There are different forms available, but I recommend the "T's Reduced Fee Form" if you have a lengthy description of goods and services. For my purposes, I selected the regular form for $225 per class. On the application page, carefully read through all the information provided. As an attorney...