If you’re seeking legal assistance with a trademark matter, one of the first things you might do is type “trademark attorney near me” into Google or another search engine and see whose website pops up. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Such a search would probably reveal at least a couple of nearby attorneys who you could further research and look into. Maybe you’ll find a local trademark attorney who seems friendly, competent, reliable, trustworthy, and affordable. But maybe you won’t. And that’s perfectly OK. You know why? Because you can work with any trademark attorney you want regardless of whether the attorney is located down the street or across the country. This is especially true if you’re seeking trademark search or trademark registration services, or if you require assistance with a trademark office action, trademark opposition, or trademark cancellation.
I’m U.S.-licensed attorney Morris Turek and I assist individuals and businesses located outside of the United States with their important U.S. trademark matters. Since 2005, I’ve helped clients located on six continents (no Antarctica penguins have hired me yet) file their trademark applications, renew their trademark registrations, and defend their trademark rights. As a U.S.-licensed attorney, I’m legally able to work with foreign individuals, businesses, and organizations no matter where in the world they happen to be. I’ve implemented affordable and predictable flat fee trademark pricing for the vast majority of my services, and I offer numerous payment methods so that they can choose the one that’s most cost-effective for them. In addition, I can easily communicate with non-U.S. residents through Skype, my Facebook business page, email, and the old-fashioned telephone. I just want to make it easy for people residing outside of the U.S. to contact me and to work with me on all of their various trademark-related matters.
A potential client once called me to ask me some questions about federally registering his trademark. After speaking with him about the US trademark search and trademark registration process, he asked me whether I offer a guarantee that his trademark application would eventually become a trademark registration. When I told him that I couldn’t provide such an assurance, he seemed pretty shocked. After all, why would a trademark registration attorney like myself advise someone to file a trademark application if there was a chance it wouldn’t be accepted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)?
Many people residing all throughout the world come across my website after doing an internet search or finding my trademark attorney channel on YouTube. I happen to live in St. Louis, Missouri, but oftentimes, visitors to my website are located in cities, states, or even countries that are a far distance from St. Louis. After reading though the information on my website, they may decide to give me a call to talk about their particular trademark matter. During our discussion, it’s common for them to inquire whether a United States trademark attorney who doesn’t live in their local area is even able to work with them. Well, here’s the answer:
If you’re like a lot of people, you might be wondering what you should specifically be looking for when choosing a USA trademark attorney. Most people have never worked with a trademark lawyer before and understandably have no idea what’s important and what isn’t. In addition, if you’re a “foreign-domiciled” individual or entity seeking to register a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), you’re actually required to hire a U.S.-licensed attorney to file your trademark application.