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Old 3 Weeks Ago Jun 22, 2019 10:24:14 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Got My Trademark!!

Hey guys I am super proud to report back that the USPTO has registered my trademark.


Whole process took just under 1 year. I am particularly proud because I did this all by myself without a lawyer. I do consider myself lucky to have been assigned a very cool examining attorney. While brief, he did a great job of explaining my options over the phone on his way to picking up his daughter from school lol. He made a point to mention he was impressed by what I had done by myself.


With that said, I do wish I had known just how verbatim a trademark really it is. I can't emphasize this enough ... it is verbatim. Any questions about the process, please feel free to ask!
 
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Old 3 Weeks Ago Jun 22, 2019 10:41:44 AM -   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Got My Trademark!!

Well, since you're protected an all are you gonna share what you trademarked?

And I wanted to reiterate a point that you're making: There are many things that you can do without a lawyer if you're just thorough with the government paperwork. I incorporated for $60 by just downloading the form from my Secretary of State's website and filling it out. Conversely, when I married a foreigner I hired a lawyer to take care of the visa paperwork. It was a waste of money and actually took longer than if I'd done it myself.

Of course, there are many things that you'll actually need a lawyer for.
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Default Re: Got My Trademark!!

Believe me I really wanted to share the actual trademark in the post but I also want to be able to be as candid as can be on this forum asking questions that may reveal or infer otherwise internally sensitive information that could then be tied back to my brand by sharing my trademark. I hope you understand.
 
 
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Hahaha, he is scared we gonna pirate the crap out of his trademark


No trademark gonna help you, when you get a visit from chinese gang
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Default Re: Got My Trademark!!

No not really lol. Just prefer not to let people realize how small I really am.


As for the Chinese, that would be quite the compliment! In fact any piracy at this point would make for some great publicity pm me I'll send you graphic files to rip! See, I don't think traditionally like most people (like you).
 
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No not really lol. Just prefer not to let people realize how small I really am.


As for the Chinese, that would be quite the compliment! In fact any piracy at this point would make for some great publicity pm me I'll send you graphic files to rip! See, I don't think traditionally like most people (like you).
Don't mind me, I am just joking. Trying to boost my account to 1000 posts so I can get a black T-shirt


edit: yea, I am vert traditional guy 🤘
 
Old 3 Weeks Ago Jun 22, 2019 1:59:26 PM -   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Got My Trademark!!

I know and dont worry I think everyone here knows a troll post when they see one.
 
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I know and dont worry I think everyone here knows a troll post when they see one.
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uh oh
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Default Re: Got My Trademark!!

Awesome! If you ever plan on sourcing blanks from China with your logo inside of them, be sure to register your trademark in China as well. Their system is first-to-file and the trademark holder there can block exports using their mark.

Trademark squatting, where they do this with the intention of selling it back to you for an enormous fee, is becoming increasingly popular. It happened to me!
 
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Awesome! If you ever plan on sourcing blanks from China with your logo inside of them, be sure to register your trademark in China as well. Their system is first-to-file and the trademark holder there can block exports using their mark.

Trademark squatting, where they do this with the intention of selling it back to you for an enormous fee, is becoming increasingly popular. It happened to me!
Would you care to share how you solve that issue?
Might be good for some.
 
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Would you care to share how you solve that issue?
Might be good for some.
In my case, it wasn't worth paying the fee that the squatter wanted (like $30,000) so we just changed our name.

The best way to handle it is to be proactive, registering your trademark in China in advance. There are law firms you can work with online to handle it, if I remember correctly it is a bit cheaper than filing in the U.S.

That being said, I also believe it's a requirement that you work with someone based in China, you can't do it yourself. But for those planning to manufacture in China, it's pretty much a necessity now.
 
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the fee that the squatter wanted (like $30,000)
I wouldn't expect they are so greedy...
 






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