Please fill out the online form. Certain fields in the form are mandatory.
If you are not entirely sure about some of the information in the form, do not worry. Just do your best and submit the form.
We will review your submission and draft a formal trademark application. If we have any questions or concerns regarding your mark, we will contact you for clarification.
Once the application has been finalized and approved by you, we will file it with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). We will represent you during the USPTO's examination process.
The Goyeta™ engine will monitor your trademark application and will keep you updated about any developments.
You will have access to the Goyeta™ online automated portfolio management system where you can track your application's status in real time.
As soon as your trademark application has matured to registration, we will send you a report.
You will also receive your registration certificate of registration for your trademark, we will forward the original to you. We will also send you a letter, which will provide full registration details and will explain maintenance, renewal and other important requirements concerning your new registration.
☞ A licensed trademark attorney will evaluate, prepare and file your trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office;
☞ The trademark attorney will review Office Actions from the Trademark Office and prepare responses to non-substantive* Office Actions;
☞ The attorney will analyze Substantive** Office Actions and Refusals, as necessary, and provide recommendations;
☞ The attorney will serve as your representative during the entire application process and will review and confirm accuracy of the certificate of registration before sending it to you;
☞ Once your trademark is registered, you will receive your attorney's letter with a full report and recommendations regarding further renewal and other important requirements regarding your new registration.
☞ You will receive fee access to the Goyeta™ automated trademark portfolio management system ("Basic Plan" - an estimated $200 value).
☞ This is the official fee the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) charges to file a new application, for each class of goods.
☞ Please note that each application is examined by the USPTO before approval. It is fairy typical for the USPTO to issue Office Actions at the examination stage. If an Office Action is issued, it will require your response.
☞ If you are not using the mark in commerce yet, you will have to file a Statement of Use before your mark can be registered. There are additional fees and costs related to the Statement of Use.
☞ If you need one of our associated trademark attorneys to assist you with your trademark (including responding to Office Actions), please indicate so in your questionnaire. There is an additional fee for retaining an attorney.
☞ If you decide not to retain an attorney, you will be solely responsible for communicating with the USPTO and responding to any inquiries and Office Actions from the USPTO.
Within 24 hours, you should receive an email with your login credentials. You will be able to log into your Intellectual Property Dashboard where you can see the status of your trademark application. You can also use your dashboard for monitoring and managing your other Intellectual Property...
Once you have submitted your new trademark order, it usually takes 2-3 days for a specialist to review your initial information. If we have questions at that time, (s)he will contact you.
You can see the status of your application, receive updates and comments from your assigned specialist.
Once the application is filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), it usually takes somewhere between 5-12 months for the application to mature to registration. There are a lot of variables that affect that time frame.
If the application encounters complications (e.g., Office Actions, oppositions) or if the mark is not yet used in commerce, it may take even longer for the registration to issue. However, you may use your trademark before the registration is issued. In fact, it is advantageous to start using the mark as soon as possible, assuming it was properly cleared.
You can monitor the status of your pending application, see reports, documents and important information via the Goyeta™ online portal. You will also receive status updates and notifications by email.
Sergiy M. Sivochek is a licensed attorney. He is the founder of Sivochek IP Law Center and Goyeta, Inc.
His law practice is focused on branding and protection of trademarks, copyrights, domains and other Intellectual Property in the Unites States, internationally, and on the Internet.
Over the last 14 years, Sergiy M. Sivochek filed and registered numerous trademarks, and he is deeply experienced in all aspects related to U.S. federal trademark registration procedures.
He personally reviews and prepares each trademark application and communicates with clients directly.
Sergiy M. Sivochek is located in Los Angeles but is licensed to practice law in both California and New York. He is also authorized to practice federal trademark law in all 50 states and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.