Trademark? Junk mail!

If you have ever applied for federal registration of a trademark, or if you have a registered trademark, you have probably received solicitations in the mail offering trademark services or even asking for the payment of fees related to the trademark. I am frequently contacted by clients trying to figure out if these are official communications from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), or if fees are, in fact, due.

Almost always, these solicitations are from businesses who have learned about your application or registration from public records. Often, no fees are due, and the proposed tasks are unnecessary. If you have any questions, you should ask a trademark attorney. He or she will be able to confirm whether deadlines for maintenance fees are coming due, or if any other tasks need to be performed with regard to your trademark application or trademark registration.

As part of the trademark application and registration services at Peck Hadfield, we monitor all deadlines and tasks related to your trademark through specialized intellectual property docketing software. With Peck Hadfield, you can have peace of mind that we are monitoring your business asset and performing needed tasks. So, save time, worry, and money by tossing your junk mail and letting Peck Hadfield take care of your trademark maintenance!