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Florida State Trademark

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Florida State Trademark

Your trademark is one of your most valuable business assets. A good trademark is one that easily identifies the brand and the associated product or service. Our State Trademark service ensures your brand is protected in Florida and enforces your rights on social media. Our State Trademark service includes:
  • Conducting and reviewing the records of the Florida Department of State and a limited internet trademark search
  • Drafting availability letter based on the search result
  • Consultation up to thirty (30) minutes limited to Client’s request for legal services and related information regarding the proposed mark, background information on trademarks, trademark searching, and the Florida Department of State application process. Response to general trademark questions and the trademarks search results (“Trademark Consultation Services”).
  • Preparation and filing of Client’s trademark application online. Post filing monitoring of Client’s trademark application
  • About 9 months processing time

Trademark law is complex and there is no guarantee of obtaining a trademark. Contact us for a free analysis of your trademark!

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This is a no-obligation order. No payment information required. Our Attorney reviewes each request to ensure we do not have a conflict of interest with any other client before accepting any new client. Prices are our good faith estimates base on projects we have completed in the past. We reserve the right to decline any project for any reason. No Attorney-Client relationship is formed until we have a written agreement any client indiciating as such.

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How to Get started

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Submit an Order Request
Once we receive your order, our office will contact you to perform a conflict check, get more details, and schedule a time for you to speak with our Attorney. This is a no-obligation order.
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Discuss Scope of Project
Our Attorney will go over the scope of the project and answer any initial questions you may have.
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Engagement Agreement
We will send you an engagement agreement with the scope, pricing, and any other details you may have discussed with our Attorney.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What Are Trademarks?

Trademarks are words, designs, or phrases registered with the government to officially represent a certain brand, service, or business. Strong trademark protections are the bedrock of any IP strategy. Not having a trademark leaves your hard-thought ideas vulnerable to theft, or worse, infringement claims.

2. Are There Different Types of Trademarks?

Yes. You can look at trademarks two different ways. First, by the agency in charge of the trademark. Is it going to be a state trademark filed with a state agency (such as the Florida Department of State’s Division of Corporations, or a federal trademark filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A Florida trademark will only protect your intellectual property in this state, while federal trademarks apply nationwide.
The second method is to look at what the trademark represents. People often use “trademark” as a catch-all term. However, “trademarks” refer specifically to registered words, phrases, or images. Services, on the other hand, are registered as “service marks.”

3. What Are the Benefits of a State Trademark Versus a Federal Trademark?

It isn’t always necessary to obtain a federal trademark in order to protect your intellectual property. In many cases, a state trademark works just as well but at almost half the cost. Unless you do business outside of Florida, applying for a federal trademark might be overkill. A Florida State trademark will protect your intellectual property from any competitors or imitations state-wide. If you’re unsure which would be best for your needs, contact our attorney today.

4. Why Does It Take 9 Months to Process a State Trademark?

The Florida Department of State files thousands of applications every day. Each application needs to be reviewed, accepted, or denied. The complex nature of trademarks means that their work piles up fast. Especially complex trademarks can experience extra delays, too.

5. How Do I Know How Many Marks and Classes I Will Need?

The number of marks that you will want to register depends on how many different pieces of intellectual property — most commonly images or phrases — that you want to protect. The number of classes will depend on how many different items (goods or services) that you will be associating with your trademark.

6. How Do I Select the Right Trademark for My Brand?

When naming your business, don’t choose one that might be too similar to an already existing trademark. If it is, your registration might be denied or worse – the other trademark owner could sue you and force your business to go by a different name. This isn’t just a matter of avoiding a costly and exhausting legal process. Your brand and your name are in many ways synonymous and changing mid-course could lose goodwill and publicity. A trademark search can spare you a lot of stress should your business ever be accused of having a “confusingly similar” name. You can learn more about selecting strong trademark names by reading our insights here.

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