DID YOU KNOW THAT USING A TRADEMARK LAWYER INCREASES THE ODDS OF GETTING A REGISTERED TRADEMARK BY 50%?
I not a lawyer!
WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT YOU DON'T REALLY NEED TO BE A LAWER TO GET THOSE ODDS?
Let me blow your mind:
We lawyers, we’re not that special. (Please don’t tell my mom!)
Don't get me wrong, those stats are legit, and we really get it done over at the USPTO, but why?
Because we know the rules, we understand the process, and we may have a few handy dandy tools (no, not 🍷) to game the system (just a bit - nothing too naughty!).
That's it. That's our "secret sauce"!
WELL, I'D LOVE TO UP-LEVEL MY BRAND WITH A REGISTERED TRADEMARK, BUT I DON'T HAVE THE TIME OR THE BRAIN POWER TO TAKE ON TRADEMARK LAW AND USPTO PROCEDURE ON MY OWN.
(AND I DEFINITELY DON'T HAVE ANY NON-ALCOHOLIC TOOLS TO HELP ME! 😥)
SAY HELLO TO...
THE AFFORDABLE ATTORNEY GUIDED DIY SOLUTION THAT DEMYSTIFIES THE TRADEMARK REGISTRATION PROCESS, AND MAKES IT CLEAR, STRAIGHTFORWARD, AND (DARE I SAY?)… A LITTLE BIT FUN?
NOW WITH MORE ATTORNEY FLAVOR & ZERO ATTORNEY
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I WAS JUST LIKE YOU...
Badass Boss Babe
READ: Started a brand I was obsessed with growing.
READ: No time to figure out every little thing I needed to do to grow.
Big Time Realist
READ: Willing to do whatever it took to grow, except selling my kidneys on the black market.
When I started my first business, I most desperately wanted the prestige that came with a registered trademark. I was an 18 year old, in an industry of big-time players. For me, optics were everything. I wanted to feel legit. I wanted to look legit. That trademark was non-negotiable!
So I had a choice to make...
Do I eat instant ramen for 3 months and splurge on an attorney or do I put the rest of my business on the back-burner - for who knows how long 😩- hunker down, and figure out how to DIY this trademark thing?
FOR AN AMBITIOUS BRAND OWNER, THESE WERE REALLY SHITTY OPTIONS!
My body could never handle that much salt and so many carbs! And the internet?
Well, the internet was one giant, overwhelming time suck!
Contradicting info everywhere - one expert says one thing, another says something else!
Trying to make sense of trademark laws as a non-lawyer led to several panic attacks!
And worst of all - everything says what to do, but not how to do it!
WITH TRADEMARK REGISTAR, YOU CAN WATCH ME DO MY ATTORNEY MAGIC, AS I SEAMLESSLY GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE ENTIRE TRADEMARK REGISTRATION PROCESS – START TO FINISH (AND THEN SOME) SO THAT YOU CAN CONFIDENTLY HANDLE YOUR OWN TRADEMARK REGISTRATION!
(WITHOUT HAVING TO HIRE ME OR WASTING YOUR LIFE ON GOOGLE!)
Inside the course you’ll get immediate access to 11 Lessons (6 hours of video instruction, including insider tips and tricks), 30+ Worksheets, Cheat Sheets, Checklists, Timelines, Charts, and Guides, and a Specimen Guide, with real life examples of successful trademark specimens so you can:
SEARCH FOR EXISTING TRADEMARKS, so that you avoid potential rebrands and lawsuits and NOT waste a ton of time and money trying to register a trademark that can’t be registered in the first place!
UNDERSTAND WHAT THE USPTO ACTUALLY WANTS FROM YOU AND YOUR APPLICATION, so that you can give your application a much better chance at getting registered!
PICK THE BEST TYPE OF TRADEMARK APPLICATION FOR YOUR SITUATION, so that you can save yourself hundreds in registration fees, and maybe make it more likely that your application doesn’t get refused!
PROPERLY FILL OUT, SIGN, AND SUBMIT YOUR TRADEMARK APPLICATION, so that it doesn’t get rejected on a mere technicality.
KNOW WHAT FUN SURPRISES TO EXPECT AFTER YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION, so that you don’t get scammed or accidentally let your trademark application abandon (as in, bye, trademark, you done!😬)
KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU FINALLY GET THAT REGISTERED TRADEMARK, so that you can keep that registered trademark!
+ Access to any future videos and materials regarding updates to the registration process (the USPTO loves keeping us on our toes!)
+ BONUS: Trademark Glossary of Terms & Acronyms (for reference… and maybe to keep your head from exploding)
+ BONUS: Highly discounted (and potentially FREE) 1:1 Discovery Call with an attorney (just in case you need an extra legal lifeline)
HI, I'M VICKY.
As a trademark attorney, I deal with the USPTO (and their shenanigans) day in and day out.
So you can believe me when I tell you that taking a trademark from application to registration involves more than just filling out a "simple form".
Now, I’m not saying that taking this course is going to guarantee you a registered trademark – getting a trademark registered is NEVER guaranteed – but, in my 10+ years of experience, I’ve been able to build up a pretty extensive bag of tricks that helps significantly up the odds.
And now I’m sharing it all with you!
And even if you had the time or the willingness to sit online and figure out how to DIY your own application, I promise: you will never EVER find the things I’m willing to share in this course online – not paid, and definitely not for free.
Because other attorneys just aren’t willing to put out into the world the things that keeps us relevant and needed, DUH!
AND NOW YOU CAN BE A
EVEN IF YOU...
Haven’t even started using your trademark yet! Yes, really!!! Call “dibs” now!
Don’t know shit about trademark law! WTF is “use in commerce”?!
Have never used the USPTO website! TEAS… TESS… TSDR… TMOG… no, I’m not stroking out, those are real things at the USPTO! 😯
Don’t feel like reading through 2,984,084 websites, watching 1,097,407 YouTube videos, and scrolling through 29,470 TikToks full of confusing (and conflicting) trademark information! Who has time for that?!
Don’t have a spare kidney to sell to cover legal fees. Does anyone, though🤔?
No anxiety. No overwhelm.
SIMPLY "BORROW MY BRAIN" AND MAKE THAT TRADEMARK APPLICATION YOUR BIATCH!
OK, BUT GOOGLE SAYS THAT I CAN GET A DONE-FOR-YOU REGISTERED TRADEMARK IN 5 MINUTES… AND FOR UNDER $99!
I can’t even buy lunch for my staff for under $99 these days.
You really think you’re getting legitimate done-for-you legal services for that price? 😑
But even when it comes to certain other well-known legal DIY/DFY websites (not naming names), many times they cause more harm than good.
In fact, large chunks of any trademark attorney’s workload come from fixing the screw ups caused by them and/or their staff, sooo… 🤷♀️
THE POWER TO JUMPSTART YOUR DREAM BRAND BEGINS WITH ONE GOVERNMENT FORM...
Here's the honest truth:
You don't actually need a registered trademark. Trademark attorneys online will tell you that you do, but they’re full of 💩. Your brand will (most likely) survive without one.
BUT if you have serious, long-term growth dreams for your brand (and your life) – getting that registered trademark better be at the top of your to-do list, because that little ® is …
The ONLY way to actually own exclusive nationwide rights to your name, logo, or tagline.
Instrumental in gaining brand loyalists and raving fans by helping build trust and prestige in your brand.
The quickest, cheapest, and easiest way to shut down online copycats and shady competitors (seriously, good luck getting FB and IG to even look at your complaint without a registered trademark).
The best way to monetize your IP and make 💰 while you work, eat, sleep, poop, and even while your kids poop! Anytime, anywhere!
The thing that brings “international brand” status within your reach because a US trademark makes global expansion much easier.
THIS IS YOUR BRAND'S FUTURE.
THIS IS YOUR LEGACY.
LEARN HOW TO DIY IT ONCE, AND THEN DON’T THINK TWICE WHEN IT’S TIME TO REGISTER YOUR VALUABLE TRADEMARK...
AND REGISTER THE NEXT ONE... AND THE NEXT ONE!
(BECAUSE IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE GROWING YOUR DREAM BRAND LIKE I KNOW YOU CAN, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A PORTFOLIO OF REGISTERABLE STUFF!)
MODULE 1: THE SEARCH
This module is dedicated to setting our trademark up for success by (1) making sure that our usage and registration of the trademark doesn’t infringe on anyone else’s rights and (2) staying one step ahead of the USPTO.
How will skipping a search affect your trademark rights.
The two different types of searches and figuring out which one is best for you.
The specific information you’ll need to conduct a thorough trademark search.
How to find this information.
How to correctly search the USPTO database of trademarks.
How to enhance your search results.
What to do with the 1000s of search records you’re bound to get.
How to conduct the same search results analysis the USPTO does when they’re deciding if they should allow your trademark to register.
+ Special tools and tricks you can use to help you conduct a more thorough search!
MODULE 2: THE PREP WORK
Everything you need to prepare and figure out ahead of filing your application at the USPTO so that you don’t accidentally miss something important and get slapped with hundreds of dollars in extra filing fees!
What specific information you’ll need for your application.
How to find this information.
What specific documents you’ll need for your application.
The different types of applications and how you can give yourself some strategic advantages by using one over another.
How much will everything cost you and how you can avoid having to overpay.
+ Special tips and tricks you can use to expand your trademark rights, avoid certain types of application rejections, and keep yourself from getting scammed!
MODULE 3: THE ACTUAL FILING
Legally peep at my screen as I walk you through how I personally fill out, sign, and submit a trademark application to the USPTO.
What you’ll need to do before you can access the trademark filing system at the USPTO.
Where to go to find any application you’ll need to file in connection with your trademark.
How to properly file an application for a word mark (i.e.: name or tagline).
How to properly file an application for a design mark (i.e.: logo).
How to properly file an application for a trademark you have started using.
How to properly file an application or a trademark you haven’t started using.
MODULE 4: THE POST FILING PHASE
The USPTO is going to keep us on our toes post-filing, so here's everything that you can expect from the USPTO (and from your potential competitors) after your trademark application has been submitted and what you CAN and SHOULD do to help your trademark get from “applied for” to “registered”.
How to avoid getting scammed out of thousands of dollars.
The 2 things you should absolutely be doing while your trademark goes through the application process.
How to avoid getting into trouble with the Examining Attorney at the USPTO.
Where to turn to if you need help.
Office Actions: when you might get one, why you might get one, and what you can do if you actually get one.
How to avoid forfeiting your trademark rights if you get an Office Action.
Oppositions: when you might get one, why you might get one, and what you can do if you actually get one.
What additional steps you’ll need to take for your trademark to register if you haven’t started using your trademark.
Watch me as I show you how to properly fill out, sign, and submit a Statement of Use to the USPTO.
+ Special tools you could use to bring your trademark application back from the dead if you accidentally missed an Office Action or Statement of Use deadline.
MODULE 5: LIFE AFTER REGISTRATION
Now that you’ve got that registered trademark we’ll talk about all the things you can be doing to up-level your brand (and your life) and all the things you should be doing to make sure you keep your rights.
The perks that you’re entitled to now that your trademark is registered.
The 5 things you MUST do to keep your trademark rights.
YOU'VE GOT NOTHING TO LOSE...
(AND EVERYTHING TO GAIN)
Look, I won’t BS you, I’ve made the entire process of DIY trademark registration as attainable for non-lawyers as possible, but I’m also not a magician.
Trademark registration isn’t simple… and it’s not for the faint of heart. So, if, for whatever reason, you realize that DIY may not be your cup of tea, I’ve still got your back!
Trademark RegiSTAR comes with access to one highly discounted (and potentially FREE) one-on-one attorney Discovery Call, which you can use any time you need a professional legal lifeline.
Or, if you decide early on that the DIY route is not for you and you’d rather have an attorney do the work, you can take advantage of Trademark RegiSTAR’s 30-DAY “IN OVER MY HEAD” GUARANTEE! You go back to doing what you do best and I’ll do what I do best, file your trademark application, less the cost of what you paid for this course!
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