Trademark Packages

Simplify the process of finding and protecting your potential trademark with a convenient flat-fee package of intellectual property and entertainment attorney legal services.

Attorney evaluation of potential trademark strength
Federal and state trademark screening search using professional software
Complimentary second trademark search if potential conflict is likely to prevent registration
Attorney evaluation of screening search results
Attorney consultation and recommendations
Preparation and filing of USPTO trademark application
Tracking trademark application process once filed
Attorney responses to non-substantive Trademark Office Actions
USPTO trademark registration certificate


Trademark Maintenance + Renewal $650
+ USPTO filing fee (per class) $425

Tracking trademark registration deadlines
Preparation and filing of USPTO Section 8 Declaration of Continued Use
Tracking trademark renewal process once filed
Attorney consultation and recommendations

A trademark registration must be periodically maintained in the Trademark Office to prevent the registration from being abandoned. Between five and six years after registration, the Trademark Act requires the preparation and filing of a “Section 8 Declaration of Continued Use” with proof that the trademark is still being used in commerce with the goods or services for which the mark is protected. The mark must again be renewed between nine and ten to 10 years after the registration date, and then every ten years.


Trademark Monitoring per year $395

Monitoring USPTO database for similar trademark application filings
Quarterly (four times per year) reports
Attorney consultation and recommendations
Attorney fee discount on related legal services such as trademark oppositions or negotiations

The Trademark Office should always refuse registrations for new trademark applications that are likely to cause confusion with existing registered trademarks. It doesn’t always happen. Fortunately, the process of registering a new mark includes a period during which registered trademark owners may object to and oppose potentially confusing applications before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

If successful, the trademark opposition proceeding prevents the potentially confusing trademark from ever infringing on valuable intellectual property territory. Only a very limited time is allowed for opposition, however, so trademark owners must be diligent. If a confusing mark is registered, a Petition to Cancel can still be filed. But trademark cancellation in a much more extensive (and potentially expensive) process akin to a trial in civil litigation. Opposing the mark is often a more effective method of preventing brand value from being diminished by consumer confusion.

DeepFocus Law’s trademark monitoring supports confident brand management because it watches the USPTO database for similar trademark filings. When they are likely to cause consumers to mistake another brand’s goods or services for the client’s, timely alerts allow smart decisions about whether to oppose the application or negotiate a trademark co-existence agreement.

DeepFocus welcomes the opportunity to assist you in protecting your entertainment brand through trademark protection. Get started by scheduling a complimentary initial attorney consultation.

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Dane E. Johnson