Summary: THE HAMMER

This provides thorough coverage for a company that knows what it wants. It includes a fifty-state search for use of the mark you would like to register, a careful review of your application for errors and possible improvements, the filing of your application, up to fifteen hours of attorney time after the initial application, a 10% discount on additional attorney time related to the mark, monthly trademark monitoring for one year, and cease and desist letters for one year.
THE HAMMER features
  • Covers the first $1000 in costs
    MARKleap covers the first thousand dollars in costs to make billing simpler.
  • Attorney Review
    An attorney will review the information you provide for errors.
    The attorney will review your case with a special eye for any problems that may arise.
  • 25-Mark Knockout Search
    An attorney will search up to twenty-five marks against the USPTO Database for direct conflicts. For the mark you select, the attorney will also attempt to search for confusingly similar marks, and the attorney will consider disclaimers that increase the chance of having your trademark issue.
    However, nothing an attorney does can guarantee a mark will issue.
  • Fifty-State Search
    Attorney will order and analyze the results from a fifty-state search from a top-tier search provider. This will usually reveal, for example, whether trademarks or businesses have been registered in any of the fifty states that may prevent the mark from being issued or result in other companies having superior rights in the mark. In the event if litigation, showing a clean search history helps show that you adopted the mark in good faith. Good Faith is a defense to trademark infringement and can easily keep you from losing certain lawsuits is you are sued by someone already using the mark that without your knowledge.
    A fifty-state search will not necessarily discover every use of the corresponding mark, however, a clean search substantially increases the chance that your mark is not in use in the United States and that you will not have to change your mark after applying to the trademark office.
  • Trademark Application Submitted
    An attorney will use the information you provide to submit a Trademark Application on your behalf.
  • Up to fifteen attorney hours toward any Trademark rejection.
    If your application is rejected by the USPTO for any reason, up to fifteen hours of attorney time may be used either in applying for a different mark or in working to prepare and submit a response on your behalf.
    More than fifteen hours will be required to overcome some rejections and we cannot guarantee a mark will eventually issue. We believe this package nearly doubles your chances of getting a trademark issued, because of the extra time spent and the possibility of applying for a different mark. Because many trademarks are rejected, the chance of failure is still about twenty-five percent.
  • Ten percent discount on any additional attorney time on this mark
    If it is necessary to spend additional attorney time on this mark during the two years following purchase, attorney will provide a 10% discount over attorney's prevailing rate for trademark work at that time.
  • Monthly Trademark Monitoring for One Year
    On at least a monthly basis, MARKleap will search for people other than you who appear to be using your mark in commerce or applying for confusingly similar marks. In order to protect your mark, it is important that these people be contacted with Cease and Desist Letters. Becuase this is a new service for MARKleap, it is expected to improve over time.
  • Cease and Desist Letters For One Year
    MARKleap will send Cease and Desist Letters on your behalf to potential infringers who appear for one year.