Your invention or idea could be worth a lot of money, so you should take steps to protect your asset. When you invest that much time and energy into something, you need to trademark it especially if you think it is useful and will be profitable. You should enlist a patent attorney to handle any trademark related issue that you may have. You’ll find some tips on finding a lawyer that you can work with and one that has a comprehensive understanding of the trademark law and knows how to work with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Why Should I Hire a Patent Attorney?
If you are an inventor or came up with an idea you would like to patent or trademark, you might be thinking that you can handle the patent process on you own. That’s not a smart idea because patent and trademark law is tremendously complex and a simple mistake made at any stage in the process can delay your goals for months, possibly years.
All areas of law are complicated, but trademark and patent law are one of the most detailed areas of legal practice in the U.S. Every stage of applying for a patent or trademark is exceedingly complicated, so the attorney you choose needs to have past successes and be well-versed in trademark law.
The attorney you choose needs to be devoted to this area of practice. You need to look for a patent attorney who focused on patents and trademarks while in law school and dedicated their practice to this area of law.
There are a few questions you can ask to gauge if an attorney has the qualifications to get you the patent you are seeking:
What is their area of specialty?
Did their education focus on U.S. trademark law?
Do exclusively practice patent and trademark law?
Are they a member of the Mississippi Bar?
Do they have awards or recognitions from legal associations such as the National Association of Patent Practitioners?
Do they have good referrals from past clients?
The Mississippi Bar is located at:
Bar Admissions Board
450 High St # 200, Jackson, MS 39201
Legal Fees and Costs
Apply for a patent is a long process and the legal costs add up quickly. That dissuades many people from hiring legal counsel, but having an expert’s help is necessary and will pay off in the long run. It is worth the extra expense to have everything done right the first time.
The patent and trademark lawyers at USAttorneys offer a free consultation so you can get an idea of how much work goes into patent applications. They can give you a rough estimate of the time and money you will have to invest in the endeavor.
Consult a patent lawyer in Mississippi
Assisting with a patent is just one area of trademark law that our attorneys know how to navigate. Call one of our trademark lawyers if you need help with the following:
Maintenance of trademark