Trademark Help and Guide
Welcome to the online resource for learning about, applying for, and acquiring federal trademark registration. This site is made available to the public by the Nyman IP, a boutique law firm established by electrical patent lawyer, Scott Nyman. With a strong background in drafting and prosecuting high-quality trademark applications for his clients, Mr. Nyman hopes to share some of his experience with the public and answer questions that surround the complex process of applying for a U.S. trademark registration. As a patent lawyer, Scott also helps enforce trademarks registered by him and others. He is driven by a passion for intellectual property and technological curiosity.
The links and articles included on this website are provided to help a mark owner with ultimately filing a federal trademark application. This information is generally derived from trademark laws and regulations found in the Lanham Act, Title 15 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), and Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These materials, as well as the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP), are available at the USPTO’s website, at the Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs), and at most law libraries.
How do trademarks protect my brand?
The trademark registration process is generally divided into smaller processes that create a basic timeline from conception to registration. Not all the steps in the trademark timeline may be required, and an applicant’s timeline may differ depending on his or her specific needs. The process is summarized below, with a more detailed explanation being accessible by clicking on the title of each step in the process.
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