Starting a business can be a complicated task. There are a lot of government regulations that have to be met and besides those, there is your business plan. One of the most overlooked questions in business plans is Trademark Protection. In the past, trademarks were often ignored because the risk of infringement was minimal until the business was established. It was a cost that could be delayed for a few months or sometimes even years. However, the internet has changed that.
Every year thousands of businesses are created. One of the most important parts of current business plans is an online presence. Once your business establishes itself on the World Wide Web, your ideas, your name, and your logo may be easily discovered. This greatly increases the chances of trademark infringement both intentional and unintentional. A proper trademark registration is no longer an after thought. It is something that needs to be budgeted and planned in the early stages of business development.
Hiring a trademark attorney can be costly. Some attorneys may charge thousands making you feel like you are playing Russian Roulette with your children college fund. There are cheaper online selfhelp services, but for many these can be confusing or can cause stress. If you find yourself in one of these categories, Trademark Access may have an answer for you. They have created a program in which their trademark attorney will file your trademark application for free. Every application will be considered but priority is given to special circumstances. Priority will be given to small companies, rural companies, veteranowned companies and also to charities.
Applicants are still responsible for the United States Patent Office filing fee and attorney costs, in the event of an substantive office action. To learn more about the free trademark program visit https://www.trademarkaccess.com/trademark-access/free-trademark-program/.