Fashion Trademarks: we protect fashion.

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WHAT IS FASHION?

Fashion is innovation in a variety of fields, including, apparel, footwear, cuisine, interior design, arts, entertainment, engineering-automobile and cell phone design, cosmetics, etc. Fashion is the dialogue among the creative industries that proposes innovations and consumers who decide what to adopt or reject. We use intellectual property laws to protect FASHION!

WHAT IS FASHION LAW?

Fashion law deals with the day to day business problems of the fashion and beauty industries. As with other recently developed sub-specialties of business law, fashion law is actually a compilation of several different legal disciplines. Fashion law incorporates relevant concepts from intellectual property, commercial sales, customs, real estate, employment, advertising law, and more.

WHAT IS A FASHION TRADEMARK?

Fashion trademarks are perhaps the most widely recognized form of intellectual property (IP) in the fashion industry. They appear on make-up, shoes, shirts, dresses, eyewear, etc. A fashion trademark can include words, slogans, logos and designs. They protect consumers and owners by enabling customers to distinguish between products from different companies in the marketplace.

why you need a strong fashion trademark?

Under current US law, it is legal to copy fashion designs -- just not the trademark (brand name/logo). Trademarks have now become the surest and easiest way to protect fashion designs and can be used to distinguish fashion goods from would be imitators in a saturated marketplace.

WHY YOU SHOUD FILE YOUR FASHION TRADEMARK WITH THE USPTO?

  1. A federal trademark registration is all the evidence that you need to establish ownership of your mark

  2. A federal trademark registration allows you to bring your infringement claim in federal court

  3. Once you have a federal trademark it is easier to obtain a trademark registration in a foreign country

  4. A federal registration may be filed with US Customs Service to prevent importation of counterfeit goods

WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE US TO REPRESENT YOU?

We have worked in the field of fashion trademark law for over 10 years. Our attorneys make the trademark registration process simple and affordable by selecting marks that will be afforded the most protection, conducting a search of the potential trademark, drafting & filing the trademark application. Plus, all staff attorneys served as Trademark Examining Attorneys with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and have helped to register thousands of fashion brands including, Revlon, L'oreal, Estee Lauder, Balenciaga, Chanel, Dooney and Burke, Avon and countless others.

HOW MUCH IS THIS GOING TO COST YOU?

...not nearly as much as you think...

Our trademark fees are quite modest especially when you consider that a federal trademark will last forever if it is renewed in the 10th year. Our fees for filing your trademark range from $25 to $500 (not including government fees).

Our Trademark Fees Trademark Services
$25 Schedule an Initial 20 minute Consultation with SBC IP GROUP lawyer
$200 Conducting a US Patent and Trademark Database Search
$500 Drafting one Trademark Application for one class of goods/services
$0 Filing a Trademark Application for one class of goods/services
$275 to $325 US Patent and Trademark Office government filing fee for one class of goods/services
$975 Conducting a comprehensive United States national trademark search
$150 Drafting and Filing Statement of Use Documents
$350 Drafting and Filing Section 8 and Section 15 Renewals

 

HOW DO You GET STARTED?

READY
Fill out a SBC Trademark Questionnaire by clicking the GET STARTED! button above.

SET
Determine the Service Needed
Schedule an appointment with a SBC attorney
Review Trademark Search
Review Draft Trademark Application
Approve Trademark Application for Filing

GO!
Submit Payment (via Electronic Invoice)

SUCCESS!
Receive USPTO confirmation that your mark has been filed!

 

Services

  • Trademarks
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    Fashion Trademarks attorneys make the federal trademark registration process simple and affordable by helping to select marks that will be afforded the most protection, searching potential trademarks and drafting and filing trademark applications.

    Other trademark services include:
    •Developing strategies to obtain the best protection for your goods and services

    •Drafting memorandum responsive to US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Actions

    •Drafting Cease and Desist Demand Letters

    •Filing Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) briefs when necessary

    •Litigating client claims before TTAB when necessary
  • Copyrights
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    Fashion Trademarks attorneys make the copyright registration process simple and affordable by assisting clients in obtaining copyrights to protect logos, brand names, jewelry designs, product packaging, books, magazines, fabric imagery, website designs, etc.
  • Contracts
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    Fashion Trademarks attorneys help to safeguard client interests, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets through the use of sound, well thought out trademark agreements, employment agreements, website agreements, contractor/sub-contractor agreements and proprietary information agreements.
  • Licensing
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    Fashion Trademarks attorneys negotiate and draft agreements to license the intellectual property rights of clients at a reasonable rate.   We work to ensure that in the fragmented fashion industry, license terms properly allocate and delegate rights and responsibilities to benefit our clients.

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      About FASHION TRADEMARKS

Fashion Trademarks: We Protect Fashion.

The fashion industry is a specialized industry where branding is highly developed and consumers are particularly sophisticated. In 2003, Fashion Trademarks was created as a special division of SBC IP Law Group to address the unique needs of fashion and beauty industry professionals. Fashion Trademarks provides discounted legal services and flat rates.



SBC IP LAW GROUP

SBC IP Law Group (Strategic Brand Consultants) was founded in 2002 to help clients manage and protect their brand image through the use of trademarks, copyrights, patents, license agreements and non-disclosure agreements. We are dedicated to offering comprehensive brand management, brand protection and promotion services that meet the diverse needs of our clientele. SBC Law Group intellectual property attorneys have significant experience in every aspect of intellectual property protection, enforcement and docket management. Our clients range from creative entrepreneurs and start ups to well established brick and mortar companies in an array of industries. We advise emerging fashion designers, unique non profits, interior designers, boutique owners, top defense contractors, international tea purveyors, educators, painters, songwriters, and many others.


 

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