How Long Does It Take to Register a Trademark?

How Long Does It Take to Register a Trademark?

For innovators and inventors, the value of a trademark is immeasurable. They protect your hard work and new ideas from those who might otherwise use them for their own means or profits. Trademarks also assert the fact that a process or object was your creation. Learn about the trademarks and how long they can take to register below. Contact The Patent King™ and protect your ideas with us today!

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The Application Process

The first step in registering a trademark in California is submitting your application. The amount of time and effort needed to accomplish this is completely up to you. There are many documents and pieces of information that are required, so if you have everything in order, you can submit your application relatively quickly. Additionally, online or mail-in submission can affect the timeframe.

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Examination

Once your application is submitted, it will be passed along to a trademark examiner for review. They take the time to go over every piece of information in order to ensure that what you are trying to get approval for is your original creation and is not in violation of any existing published trademarks. This process can take up to several months.

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Approval

If all of the required information and documentation in your initial application for your trademark is in order, the examiner will grant you approval. Once they do this, your patent will be legally published and protected by the law. This means that your invention is yours to do with as you please — the initial process is complete!

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Renewal

Just because your trademark has been approved, it doesn’t mean that you are out of the woods yet. In order to maintain it, you have to file for a renewal on a consistent basis online or by mail. This process isn’t lengthy, but it is important — it’s something that should be in the back of your mind at all times in order to ensure that your trademark doesn’t lapse. The process may be complete, but it isn’t ever really over.

Getting a trademark can be a complex process that can take months, but it is made significantly easier with the assistance of qualified attorneys who know the laws through and through. Don’t compromise the ownership of your creations by leaving it open for others to take for themselves. Work with The Patent King™ and get started on the process now.