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Trademark confusion

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by scriptox, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. scriptox

    scriptox Regular Member

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    Hi there,
    Not sure which category or how many categories im supposed to purchase to trademark my company successfully, the website is ecommerce.
    I want to make sure my company name is protected.

    Anybody done this here that can shed some light? Ive had a look around and its not cheap at all, but something i plan on doing.
     
  2. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Realistically you should hire a patent and trademark attorney, if you don't file properly you'll either get denied or your claim will be marked as invalid.
     
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    spmcnerd Regular Member

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    I don't know that I'd say it's hard but more sweat under the collar because 1 persons interpretation of the law could force you into the appeal process.

    Read and know their instructions/rules well (very well). Go through their application process (to a T) and pull the trigger.
    It takes forever so when you get nervous about it go in there and read the applications other attorneys submitted for marks. You'll soon know you could have hired Big Bird. In the end a US attorney will be calling to ask you questions.

    IMO Trademarks have been devalued recently and the big money starts when you have to protect it. Emails don't work for me and certified letters are around 50/50. It seems the offending company/s bet that you won't hire a lawyer. They're right, all I'm bringing is a sack lunch... Good Luck
     
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  5. aka sam

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    I think you should hire professional people who do this job every now and then. You should look offline for these things. that would come our better for you.
     
  6. scriptox

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    Wow so its not as simple as picking a few categories and paying for it then i guess, so how much would it cost for a normal attorney to help out
     
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    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Definitely not. While you could go through the whole process alone, chances are that you will spend a lot of time, energy and money on it, only to later find out that your application has been denied due to a stupid error that you didn't know to think of, so definitely look for a trademark attorney.

    As for the cost, just send a quick email to a few trademark attorneys in your region and get a price quote, as prices vary from region to region, as well as case to case. Registering a brand new trademark is not exactly rocket science though (for those who know what they're doing) so your costs almost definitely won't be more than a few k.