I tried two and a half years ago to process a trademark with the
available online It cost me several hundred dollars
and I ended up frustrated and angry. At the time I did everything
myself. From the search to the filing of the application. The
Trademark office even give you examples on how to do it. Last
year I turned over all of the process to a Trademark and
Copyright attorney and now have the Registered Trademark I
I think anyone who does this himself is nuts. With any errors of
your application the office can keep your money and tell you to
start over. This did not happen to me but there are more check
and legal maze to go through than you can believe. There are even
more levels of searching for other owners than you realize. There
are international rules and regulations we have no idea about.
For my time and energy I will have an attorney do all of my
patent and copyright work from now on. That’s why there are
attorneys that specialize in this area of law. I can’t prove this
but I also think that the office is full of attorneys who want to
deal with other attorneys out of professional courtesy. Kind of a
good old boys club. What would you say to the person off the
street who wanted to set their own diamond?
I also have a patent pending that has cost a lot but I am
confident that it is being processed competently.
If anyone would like more I would be happy to talk
TR the Teacher & Student