In the United States, a corporation’s name does not automatically become a registered trademark of that corporation by virtue of the corporation being granted by the government authority a charter to operate under such corporate name.  In addition, trademarks are not guaranteed protection within the entire US without registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) . Wellspring Advisers assists startups with formally registering with the USPTO their corporate name and the names of their products and/or services to be protected as trademarks of the startup.  We handle all aspects of trademark registration, including:

  • Reviewing trademark availability through preliminary and full searches;
  • Determining in consultation with our client the appropriate description of goods/services and classifications for the marks;
  • Filing the initial trademark application (intent or use based);
  • Responding to any incoming Office Actions from the trademark examiner;
  • Responding to and/or addressing any Oppositions filed by third parties after publication of mark; and
  • Maintaining registered marks by timely filing for renewal.