I am the proud owner of two trademarks! Just thought you should know… 🙂 When I first looked into the trademark process I thought I might be brave and use a service like LegalZoom and save money over going to an attorney. Then I found out that you can file directly with the US Patent and Trademark Office, and if you do it online, it is even cheaper! So when my sister was here a few weeks ago we waded through the fine print and filed for “You’re Getting Warmer” and “Sleepy Sleeve”.
And there were two other “You’re Getting Warmer”s out there, but one was an electric company and one was a facial beauty product and the info I read said that if it was an entirely different industry and use, they might still grant a trademark. The instructions said that if they didn’t grant it, or if it was not filled out correctly, they might refuse it but would still keep your $275, thank you very much!
I wasn’t sure how long it would take, but got a piece of junk mail last week from a company that wanted to help me protect my trademark (?) so I figured at least one of them had made it.
So today I searched and HERE THEY ARE!
I will be filing for “Bookworm Sleeve” and “Summer Sleeve” eventually. Now I have to file documents every 5-6 years to keep the trademark, and renew every 10 years, probably to the tune of another $275 (or more, by then). Hope I remember to do all that 🙂
Just another step down the road of starting a business!