The Trademark Clinic assists individuals and businesses in determining the protectable nature of their selected marks, and aid them in securing federal trademark protections for the marks, symbols and logos that represent their businesses. Specific services offered include conducting federal trademark and common law knock-out searches, opinion letters, drafting and filing associated trademark applications, responding to office actions (in appropriate cases), and other related activities. At the present time, the IP Trademark Clinic does not represent trademark owners in opposition or cancellation actions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, nor does it provide representation in litigation or licensing work. Though services provided by the IP Trademark Clinic are free, mark owners must pay any out-of-pocket expenses to third parties, such as professional search fees and government filing fees.
As required by the USPTO rules, clients must be individuals, not-for-profits, or small businesses unable to afford the typical legal fees associated with trademark advice or federal trademark applications.
- Trademark knock-out searches
- Trademark applications
- Trademark office action responses
- Other trademark advice
Services Not Presently Offered
- Trademark opposition proceedings
- Trademark cancellation proceedings
- Litigation involving trademark issues
- Trademark licensing
If you think you may qualify and are interested in the services of the IP Trademark Clinic, please complete the intake form, which can be accessed by clicking the above button. We cannot guarantee we will accept your matter until various internal checks, including a check for conflict of interest, is processed.