• 25 minutes

Obtaining Trademark Protection


How long will it take to protect my trademark?

Domestic trademark applications may be filed through the Trademark Electronic Application System. Applications may be filed based on use in U.S. interstate commerce under Section 1(a), an intent to use basis under Section 1(b), the existence of a foreign registration under Section 44(e) or as an extension of protection under the Madrid Protocol (Section 66). Fees are charged based on the number of classes identified in an application or later added during prosecution. This video reviews these steps and discusses the options of applying for a broader word mark or a narrower, stylized or logo mark.

Runtime: 25 minutes



Cecilia R. Dickson

Cecilia R. Dickson

The Webb Law Firm

· Partner, The Webb Law Firm, IP focused boutique of 50+ IP lawyers located in Pittsburgh, PA

· 15+ years of trademark specific experience, including, international filing strategies, prosecution, portfolio management, enforcement litigation and licensing

· Former president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association IP Law Section, the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association and the Q. Todd Dickinson Inn of Court

· Graduate of Harvard Law School

Christopher P. Sherwin

Christopher P. Sherwin

The Webb Law Firm

· Senior associate, The Webb Law Firm, IP focused boutique of 50+ IP lawyers located in Pittsburgh, PA

· 7+ years of trademark specific experience, including, advising on international filing strategies, prosecution, portfolio management and enforcement

· Works with domestic and international independent inventors, small business, and large corporations to manage and protect their IP assets, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights

· Graduate of Penn State University and WVU Law School

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