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Application Filings

Whether you want to file a trademark in the United States or elsewhere, attorney Gordon E. R. Troy has the ability to walk you through every step of the process. Because our firm is small, you can have confidence in the fact that you will receive truly one-on-one service that large law firms can’t provide.

Follow the links below for more information about what we can do to help your business venture succeed:

  • Trademark Questionnaire: Please fill out this questionnaire and send it to our firm so that we can provide a thorough review of your situation and a detailed analysis of how we may be able to assist you.

  • Information Needed for Assignments: When the ownership of a trademark changes, an assignment must be filed. If you are transferring the ownership of your trademark, please read this document for more information about how to prepare your assignment.

  • Specifications for Drawings: If your mark contains images, pictures, colors, or any other unique differentiators, you will likely need to provide a special form drawing with your trademark registration. Please follow the link to read more about what your drawing must contain and how to file.

  • Specimen Requirements: Please follow this link to learn whether you will be required to submit a specimen (evidence) with your application or affidavit. This page also provides the type of information that applicants may submit for goods or services.

  • Explanation of Goods and Services: Identifying the correct class heading is critical to protecting your trademark. Class headings that are too broad can open your mark to attacks by competitors. Class headings that are too narrow may limit your ability to stop infringements. Following this link can help you determine the best heading for your situation and goals.

  • What is First Use and First Use in Commerce: When submitting a trademark or service mark application, the dates you provide for the mark’s first use and first use in commerce can make all the difference in the strength the registration confers on your mark. Learn how to determine these dates by reading the information on this page.

  • Information Specific About Intent-to-Use Applications: Before your mark can be registered, it is necessary to convert the mark from its original status as “intent to use” to “to use.” Follow this link to learn about the steps you will need to take to file an allegation of use before your mark’s publication and obtain extensions for your registration.