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Besy way to file a trademark?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Varshiek, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. Varshiek

    Varshiek Registered Member

    Mar 7, 2016
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    I need to file a trademark, but I'm not sure where to start.

    i found http://www.uspto.gov/,

    but its quite pricey. I don't mind paying the price, since it looks pretty legit, but I can't tell if someone just made a fancy site with a .gov at the end. (after being on blackhatworld, i'm paranoid of every site, u guys kick ass lol)

    There is cheaper alternative that cost like $70, but it's so much cheaper I feel like i'm getting scammed. Anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

    Aug 6, 2008
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    You don't have to register a trademark with the federal government, but that gives your trademark the highest and cleanest recognition. You can register a trademark at the state level, or not register it at all, just start using it (attach a 'TM' to the item you control) and take care of paying a government fee later.

    "It can be an expensive and drawn-out process to register a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, but you are not legally required to take this course. To establish your common-law trademark for free, you need to simply start using it."