Trademark Factory is a startup that re-envisions trademarking from the perspective of entrepreneurs looking for a predictable, guaranteed way of protecting their valued brands.
50,000 trademark applications are filed in Canada every year and almost 500,000 trademark are annually filed in the U.S. Even more trademark applications never get filed because many business owners don’t want to get involved in what used to be a tedious and unpredictably expensive process.
There used to be only three options for business owners when it came to trademarking.
You could file trademarks yourself, which almost invariably leads to self-represented applicants receiving a letter (called “office action”) from the Trademarks Office listing
reasons why a trademark application does not meet their standards. Most people have no idea how to respond to these and abandon their trademark applications at this stage.
Another option was to use a typical law firm. The problem with this option is that law firms live and die by billable hours. The more problems your applications encounters, the happier they are. They’ll send you their two-page schedule of fees with prices for every little step of the process. This way, you won’t know your budget until the whole process is over, which usually takes fourteen to eighteen months. And when you pay all of their invoices for all the steps they have taken, there is still no guarantee that your trademarks will be registered. You are buying their time, not the result.
The third option was to use online trademark filing websites. They have automated the filing process to make it easier for business owners to file trademark applications. They will help you file trademark applications for next to nothing, but all you’re getting is software that makes it simpler for you to figure out how to fill out the forms. But guess what? If something goes wrong, and it happens more often than not, they will send you to one of their affiliated law firms, and those lawyers will charge you an arm and a leg to fix the application they’ve just filed for you.
Andrei Mincov, a former intellectual property lawyer with 20 years of experience, knew there HAD to be a better way…
Meet Trademark Factory®, the only firm in the world where licensed lawyers and trademark agents help brand owners from around the world register trademarks for a single all-inclusive flat fee with a 100% money-back guarantee.
Trademark Factory® offers a unique combination of convenience through web automation, complete predictability of the budget, and professional start-to-finish do-it-for-you service only offered by full-scope intellectual property law firms.
Currently, Trademark Factory® files trademarks in the U.S. and Canada. European Union trademarks will be added by the end of November as a first step towards the goal of building Trademark Factory® into an international hub that will allow business owners from around the world to file trademarks anywhere in the world—with a free trademark search, for a single all-inclusive flat fee, with a money-back guarantee.
The whole process starts with brand owners filling out the form at FreeTMSearch to request their free, no obligation, trademark search and registrability opinion. It’s not a barely useful automated search of identical matches offered by other online trademarking websites. It’s a real, personalized research conducted by trademark professionals, followed up by a 45-minute phone call with a specialist.