Advantages with trademark registration with Liesegang & Partner
- Free legal advice from our Certified IP lawyers with more than 20 years experience
- Experienced trademark law firms in each country prepare and file your trademark application
- Flat fees incl. official fees. No hidden costs.
- No charges for forwarding of office actions
- Notarization and legalization of PoA
- Simple and secure online ordering.
- Comprehensive advice from trademark lawyers
Please select a country for trademark registration
International Registration - WIPO - Madrid System
Trademark Service Overview And Trademark Application Process
Legal advice by trademark attorney by telephone, email or video on the planned trademark application
Examination of the trademark for registrability (absolute grounds for refusal such as the need to keep the trademark free due to descriptive indications, lack of distinctiveness)
Optional: Trademark search for similar trademarks and related advice
Preparation of the list of goods and services for optimal protection
Filing of the application and sending of the confirmation of the application
Correspondence with the Trademark Office, if necessary adjustment of the list of goods and forwarding of objections without further costs. Opposition proceedings and comments on refusals only against separate remuneration.
Examination and sending of the trademark certificate
optional: trademark monitoring due to conflicting trademark applications
Why register your trademark?
A trademark registration gives you exclusive rights to use the trademark as a special symbol for your goods and/or services.
A trademark represents your identity in the marketplace. A trademark may signalize a certain quality, a life style or reputation, and can be particularly valuable when marketing your goods and services.
A trademark is usually the result of considerable investment of time and resources and the costs are often considerable. It is therefore important to safeguard the sole rights to your trademark.
Registration gives you exclusive rights, preventing others from using a trademark which can be confused with yours for goods and services of the same or similar type as yours is registered for.
By being able to document your rights, you have a sound basis for negotiating finance for your development costs and for entering into sales and licensing agreements with others.
These rights apply to use of the mark on the goods themselves, on the packaging, in advertising, in business documents, in verbal description or otherwise.
How is the trademark registration process?
Once we have received your trademark application order we will instantly send you an confirmation email and these steps will be done for application processing:
We check the registrability
First, we check whether the mark being registered is entitled to protection (absolute grounds of refusal). Not all marks may be registered as trademarks. For instance, merely descriptive information for the respective goods and services may not be registered as a trademark. These marks are to be freely useable for everyone.
We prepare the application and list of goods/services
A trademark lawyer will then prepare the application and especially draft the correct wording for the correct class of goods and services. Afterwards, we send you our power of attorney form and a form with the details of the application. Both needs to be reviewed, signed and returned to us by email. Usually, the POA needs not to be notarized.
We file the application
After having received your confirmation we file the application, pay the government fees and send you a filing receipt. Depending on the jurisdiction this can be the same businessday or take longer.
We send you the trademark certificate
After the trademark has been registered we will check the trademark certificate and send it to you.
Why is a trademark search important?
Whithout a professional trademark search you risk expensive trademark infringements.
Owning a trademark grants the exclusive right to use that mark in the course of trade for all goods and services covered by the mark. Moreover, the owner of a trademark may, in principle, bar any third party from using the same or a similar mark for identical or similar goods and services in the geographical region for which the trademark is protected. Of course, this includes the right to prevent others from registering the sign as a trademark themselves.
Therefore, it is not only the registering of a trademark that may infringe the rights of the owner of a prior trademark, but also the mere use of the sign on or for the relevant goods or services.
Taking into account that several hundred thousand new trademarks are registered every year in the EU and its member states alone, conducting a search for prior rights before filing a trademark application or using the sign will significantly diminish the risk of violating third party´s rights and being involved in costly and time consuming court proceedings or opposition proceedings.
How much does a trademark attorney cost?
Most entrepreneurs and small business owners are well aware of the benefits of registering a trademark for their products and services. Even in light of the legal protections and peace of mind offered by a trademark, however, some people may still be concerned about the cost of filing a trademark application.
Why? Perhaps they aren’t sure what government fees will apply to them – or even what those fees are. Maybe they’re concerned about so-called “hidden fees” charged by a trademark lawyer – fees that they don’t find out about until they’re handed a bill. It could even be that these proprietors simply aren’t sure if it’s worth it for them to take the time and steps necessary to obtain a trademark.
First of all you should note that the costs depend on the country in which you file the trademark, the official trademark office fees and - what we strongly recommend - the trademark attorney fees. It is sometimes difficult to determine the overall costs from attorneys after reading their schedule of fees even for other trademark attorneys because they split the fees into several different steps like filing, publication and registration. What sometimes looks cheap can easily result in several unexpected invoices later.
We are affordable trademark attorneys and have flat fees including official fees and there are no hidden fees. To avoid unexpected invoices and not to disappoint our clients our attorney fees have a flat fee structure for all countries which shows a flat fee for the whole process. There are no unexpected costs and you find the flat fee trademark attorney costs here. This ensures that you can obtain an affordable trademark through registration at the patent and trademark office.