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  • Low Cost Trademarks is an online trademark search and application service. Trademark services are provided by the Law Office of Sanchelima & Associates, P.A. a trademark law firm. Trademark attorneys Sanchelima & Associates founded Low Cost Trademarks to offer comprehensive trademark registration and trademark search services at affordable Low Cost Trademarks prices. Sanchelima & Associates, P.A and Low Cost Trademarks are located in sunny South Florida, but we represent clients in all 50 U.S. states and internationally. Regardless of where you are, we can assist you with the federal trademark process.
  • Many local trademark attorneys charge for their legal services by the hour and as a result can get very expensive. Low Cost Trademarks offers entrepreneurs and business owners an easy, affordable way to protect their trademarks with the knowledge and expertise of a trademark attorney on their side.
  • Yes, we are licensed trademark attorneys. The trademark firm Sanchelima & Associates was founded in 1977 and created LowCostTrademarks.com to pass their experience and knowledge to clients throughout the country while providing affordable costs through the use of proven efficient methods and the latest in database technology. The firm’s partners still directly answer client phone calls and handle every trademark search and application submitted through the website every day. When we say contact us for a complimentary consultation, we mean it. We answer our own phones and you get to speak with a real live trademark attorney. We believe that future of the legal field includes allowing clients to utilize the best value legal services no matter where the client or the law firm is located.
  • Trademark is a word, slogan, symbol or design that identifies and distinguishes the goods of one company from those of another. Service mark is the same as a trademark, except that it identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than a product. Patent is a grant of property rights to an inventor for an invention. The right conferred by a patent grant is the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention in the United States or importing the invention into the United States. Copyright is a form of protection provided to the authors or creators of original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published and unpublished. The copyright owner is granted the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the copyrighted work publicly.
  • No. The federal registration symbol, the R in a circle (®), is for use only on trademarks registered with the USPTO, not for pending applications. The use of the ® to provide notice to others of your legal rights in a federally protected trademark once your mark is accepted for registration. If you would like to provide informal notice of your claim to trademark rights in a particular name, you may use a superscript TM in connection with your mark while pending registration.
  • The government fee to file a federal trademark application is $275 per mark, per class of goods and/or services for which you are seeking protection. For certain qualifying applications, the USPTO also offers a reduced filing fee of $225. If your application qualifies, we will file at the reduced rate.
  • A federal trademark application is generally examined in approximately 3-4 months from the date of filing. You have priority over subsequently filed applications from the date of your trademark filing so it is important to secure a filing date as quickly as possible. If the application is approved by an Examining Attorney at the US Trademark Office the application will be published in the Official Gazette, a publication of the Trademark Office, and the public will have 30 days to oppose. If there is no opposition, most applications are not opposed, then the Trademark Office will issue a Certificate of Registration if the application was filed based on “use”. If the application was filed based on “Intent To Use” then a Notice of Allowance will issue and the client will have 6 months to file a Statement of Use showing the mark is now in “use in United States commerce” or if there is still no use the client can file an Extension of Time. If the application was based on use, there are no office actions, and no oppositions an applicant can expect to receive a Certificate of Registration approximately 6-8 months from the date of filing the application.
  • Low Cost Trademarks would not be “Low Cost” if we charged for processing notifications from the Trademark Office. Therefore, all our packages include the processing of Notices of Publication and Notices of Allowance at no charge.
  • Filing a Statement of Use or an Extension of Time requires a government fee. The government fee to file a Statement of Use is $100 and the government fee to file an Extension of Time is $125. Low Cost Trademarks only charges $200 to file either one in addition to the government fees.
  • Up to 5 Extensions of Time, each extensions is for 6 months, can be filed for a total of 30 months from the mail date of the Notice of Allowance
  • The application will be abandoned. Please note that if a deadline lands on the weekend or on a federal holiday the deadline will be pushed to the next business day.
  • Yes, the application can be revived by filing a Petition to Revive which includes a $100 government fee per application in addition to a complete response to an outstanding Office Action, all the Extensions necessary or a Statement of Use depending on what caused the abandonment. In addition, the application must provide a statement that the delay in filing a response was unintentional, signed by someone with firsthand knowledge of the facts. The petition to revive can be filed up to 2 months from the mail date of the Notice of Abandonment or up to 6 months from when the status on the USPTO was changed to abandoned.
  • A date of first use in commerce is the date when (1) the goods were first sold or transported, or the services were first rendered, under the mark in a type of commerce that may be lawfully regulated by the U.S. Congress (such as interstate commerce or commerce between the United States and a foreign country), and (2) such use was bona fide and in the ordinary course of trade.
  • In this case the search serves its purpose preventing the client from filing for and spending money on a trademark application that most likely would have gotten rejected 3-4 months down the road. In this case, we can offer a subsequent comprehensive searches to our Gold package members for only $200 to give the client an opportunity to select a new name or modify the former name and try to maximize the chances of selecting an allowable mark for the next search. Comprehensive searches are only available to clients who selected a Gold package.

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Client Testimonials

“They are very fast and attentive. They called me shortly after I submitted a Trademark application to verify all of the details and ensure I had everything correct. They had the trademark submitted very quickly.

Izzy E

“My experience with Low Cost Trademark was outstanding. They truly get what it means to practice world class customer service. [They] were very supportive and responsive to my inquiries” questions … on the complex."

Larry B

“These people are awesome. They are true professionals and have helped my with multiple different business services in the past. I am happy and willing to recommend them if you need help with anything they offer.”

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It's at easy as 1-2-3

Answer a few questions regarding your trademark. Most clients complete these in about 5 minutes.

We'll work with you to assemble your application and make sure it has all of the necessary information.

We'll file your completed application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to register your trademark.