How will you know if your brand is trademarkable?
Flip a coin?
Or would you rather see a professional opinion about the chances of your brand going through?
Yes, you can use free trademark search tools to check if someone had trademarked your brand.
But do you really know what to search for?
Or how to interpret search results?
Our specialists have done thousands of trademark searches and prepared thousands of opinions.
We analyze several factors to decide if your brand is worth pursuing. We check if the Trademarks Office might reject your trademark for formal reasons. We analyze all look-alike, sound-alike, and mean-alike trademarks and pending applications.
Our registrability opinion is included with each of our packages.
And if we find that your trademark is problematic, you can get all your money back. No questions asked.
Trademark registration is a complex multi-step process that can often be quite unpredictable.
But trademarking fees don't have to.
As a business owner, all you care about is the final result.
Why pay for each step separately?
Each of our packages covers everything from start to finish for straightforward applications.
From comprehensive search to mailing you the certificate in a custom frame.
From filing to registration.
From hope to reality.
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If we tell you we can register your trademark—and the Trademarks Office rejects it, you get a full refund.
You get back everything you paid us—to a penny.
No "we spent so much time working on your file" nonsense.
No credit card processing deductions.
No "my-dog-ate-my-homework" excuses.
It's a straight-out 100% money-back guarantee.
Our mission is to create 1,000 success stories of growth-minded entrepreneurs whose lives were transformed because they trademarked their brands with Trademark Factory®.
Whether it's about you being acquired by a 9-figure giant, seeing your early idea become a household name, or helping defend your startup's brand against a multinational corporation—we are in the trademarking business because we admire success. Your success.
Trademark Factory® was founded in 2013 by Andrei Mincov, whose career as an intellectual property lawyer began when his father, a famous Russian composer Mark Minkov, caught a radio station stealing his music. While still a student, Andrei filed a lawsuit against the station, had to take it all the way to one level below the Supreme Court of Russia—and won!
By now, Andrei and his team have helped thousands of entrepreneurs and companies protect their intellectual property. But since day one it has always been more than just a way to make a good living. It's always been personal.
When you choose Trademark Factory® to trademark your brands, you don't become a client.
You join a family.
Trademark counterfeiting hurts all New Yorkers. It deceives consumers, it costs the City billions of dollars in lost tax revenue and it puts the safety of our residents in jeopardy. Last night's seizure, and our efforts throughout the year, illustrates our dedication and commitment to putting an end to trademark counterfeiting.
Amazon.com Inc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are are confusing consumers into believing that Run-DMC endorsed their products and are trading on the goodwill associated with the name, in violation of federal trademark and New York unfair competition laws. I am seeking at least $50 million of damages from the retailers and other defendants over their alleged sale of glasses, hats, patches, T-shirts, wallets and other products that infringe the Run-DMC trademark registered in 2007.
I spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees to secure my own name and globally recognized brand from Chinese individuals who seek to trade off my reputation. The company has been zealously protecting its valuable brand internationally for more than 20 years.
The well-known Mercedes-Benz logo used in the wheel center caps, an encircled three-pointed star, and which have been in force in some cases for half a century has been used conspicuously for more than 50 years and it has spent billions of dollars in advertising, the result of which has made the Mercedes-Benz marks highly recognizable to U.S. consumers.
When you name the game—and I'll add, when you trademark the game—you own the game.
If I could, I would trademark the air you breathe. Every breath. Yes, I would.
Although I own the trademark to "FaceCash", I want to protect my ability to use the word "face" in future products. If Facebook gets the trademark for the word “Face,” that could spell trouble for FaceCash. I also want to make sure Facebook won't go after me. Given it's track record of vigorously defending its trademarks (which it is encouraged to do by the law or else risk losing them), that could become a very real possibility.
I am happy that the Supreme People's Court has recognized the right to protect my name through its ruling in the trademark cases. Chinese consumers deserve to know that Qiaodan Sports and its products have no connection to me. Nothing is more important than protecting your own name, and today's decision shows the importance of that principle.
Within every brand is a product, but not every product is a brand.
To trademark my name is a personal matter; it is not a university issue, but to take measures to protect my name and the success it has brought, and in order to prevent people from using my name inappropriately in products.
Fubu had 50 patents that cost me $700,000. I never made a dime off of them because people can alter them. But you can never use the word FUBU anywhere in the world. And a universal trademark cost me $50,000 but I started off [in U.S.] with just $2,500.
If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well. When you brand yourself properly, the competition becomes irrelevant.
Every time we think about trademarking, we start with the brand name and the logo. Those are the things that companies want to protect first. But, especially in luxury, there are other things that consumers come to recognize as a symbol or a signature for the brand that need to be protected. The red sole is the signature of the shoe. It makes sense that I wanted to protect it in every jurisdiction in the world. You need to understand that for a consumer, the red sole means something. It signals luxury, it signals quality, it’s a status symbol. It signals sexiness in general.
Trademarks are assets, so if you are in the creative industries, there is a benefit in registering your name. Quite often, you will be doing some sort of licensing arrangement with someone else. David Beckham, for example, has been doing adverts for Haig whisky, and there will be a licensing arrangement between him and the firm. A trademark is something tangible which you can can license to third parties with various terms and conditions.
John Lee Dumas
A brand worth creating is a brand worth protecting. If you truly believe in your vision, message and direction, you need to take the steps to protect your brand.
When we wanted to go out and do the 'Hottest Show On Earth' tour, Ringling Bros. came to us and said, 'You can't do that.' So, when I came up with this idea [for the name “End Of The Road”], I thought let's make sure we tie this up. I wanted to be sure that we own it and it's ours.
To legally protect my brand, I trademarked every one of my companies and their many subsidiaries, and my legal team actively pursues those who infringe upon my trademarks.
Simon Cowell is very serious when it comes to protecting the intellectual property of his shows. He trailblazed in the TV talent show sector and has to protect his brand.
If I was on to the last dollar, I would spend it on marketing and making the brand strong.
The alternating stripes have been "iconic codes" of the house for more than 50 years. Now, in an effort to distract from its own blatant infringements, Forever 21 is attempting to attack some of Gucci’s most famous and iconic trademarks. This will not deter Gucci from pursuing its own claims against Forever 21 as part of its ongoing commitment to the vigorous protection of its valuable intellectual property rights and distinctive brand identity.
I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go to thermonuclear war on this.
Your continued exploitation of ‘Shop Talk’ infringes ‘Uninterrupted’s’ copyright, trademark rights and other valuable intellectual property rights in ‘The Shop’ and significantly damages ‘Uninterrupted’s’ commercial prospects for ‘The Shop’. I’ll “be damned” if I “let someone else use” a platform I made for athletes.
Most countries in the world don't recognize unregistered trademarks, but even those that do will require you to prove that (1) your brand is a trademark, (2) that you own it, and (3) that it is known to a significant number of people in the geographical area where you claim protection.
With a registered trademark, you minimize the risk of receiving a demand letter claiming that your brand infringes on someone else trademark.
A registered trademark makes it a lot easier (and cheaper) to stop your competitors from using your brand. Last thing you want is for someone to leave bad reviews about your business after they have bought from your competitor who used your brand.
A trademark is a valuable business asset. It adds value to your business if you decide to sell, license, or franchise it.
A trademark registration certificate is all you need to prove that your brand is a trademark and that you own it.
A registered trademark covers you across the country of registration.
The only way to protect a brand before launch is to apply for a trademark.
A registered (or even applied for) trademark will show up in the Trademarks Office database and will be cited against any future applications for a confusingly similar mark.
Andrei of Trademark Factory® did all the trademarks for Redavid Salon Products Ltd. I didn't have to worry about a thing, Andrei took care of it all. It was a one-time fee, and the results have been there all the time!
Biggest thing for us when it comes to trademarks, we don't understand how to do it. I'm a drummer, I don't have any expertise in trademarking. So when you presented your services I saw that you've got it figured out, it's cost effective and you do it very efficiently. Not a lot was required on my part, which was great. You made it really simple, cost-effective and awesome for us.
The guarantee was what helped take a leap. You are a new person in my life... When you're starting a new company, you're running around, you have a million things on your mind. So the guarantee is what tipped us over. My wife is a lawyer, and in the legal field nobody offers money-back guarantee. So today, I'm celebrating our trademark and that you've come through on your promises.
We realized that our name, Living Blueprint, was crucially important to the strategy of our company and just the thought of losing it became terrifying. As a branding agency, we coach all of our clients to do this. We now know for a fact that we're protected. We don't have to worry about losing our name, about another coming in and claiming ownership over something that we've been building brand equity for a very long time. Andrei makes it very safe, being an all-inclusive, guaranteed rate. He's not going to come back with adjustments halfway through. It worked out great for us and I recommend this to any company.
I used Trademark Factory's All-Inclusive package to trademark SHACK SHINE in Canada and the U.S., and I'm very happy with my experience. I've never seen anybody offer legal services for a flat fee with a 100% money-back guarantees, and I got a chance to put Andrei's promises to the test. After USPTO issued an office action listing several objections to our application, Andrei and his team wrote a 10-page response that worked like a charm! I know how much effort and time went into preparing the argument, but here's the beauty of the all-inclusive package: they didn't charge me an extra penny to write the response. The brand is an extremely valuable asset of my business, and thanks to Trademark Factory, it is now fully protected!
For my company, the most important thing is to protect our branding. We were able to do that thanks to Trademark Factory. Not only did we know exactly how much it was going to cost, they also offered us a 6-month payment plan, which made it possible for us to start right away. Almost right after we started the process, we had other people trying to use our brand, and because we started when we did, we were able to protect our brand properly. I highly recommend Trademark Factory.
Are you looking for trademarking fees that actually make sense?
Instead of charging you separately for each step your trademark application will go through, we focus on the result, not the number of billable hours.
Each of our three packages covers everything from start to finish in a problem-free scenario:
You may pick the package that best fits your your budget and how much risk you are comfortable with: