TRADEMARK LIKE A BOSS:
THE ULTIMATE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PROTECTING YOUR BRAND
By Radiance W. Harris, Esq.
Every business needs a unique and protected brand to stand out, prevent consumer confusion, ward off theft, and avoid a rebrand for violating someone else’s trademark rights. A registered trademark is a powerful tool that gives you exclusive rights to use a name, logo, or slogan nationwide, and the ability to take legal action against anyone who infringes upon it. Done right, you’re protected. Done wrong, you could end up in court.
In this book, you will learn:
What a trademark is and how it protects your business
How to conduct a trademark search, and prepare and file an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Common pitfalls in the U.S. trademark registration process and when to engage an attorney
You’ll also find interactive charts, templates, and more to guide you through the process. If you want to legally protect your brand and business, this book is for you!
Book ships on November 16, 2020.
“This book does an excellent job in providing examples, how-tos, visual charts, interactive space, surveys, etc.”
- Christine Sanni, Greatness Coach and Impact Entrepreneur
“Radiance makes the whole process so easy.”
- Chrissy Macken, Creator of The Career Blueprint Academy®
“Radiance is my go-to trademark attorney. She is very knowledgeable and experienced about trademark law and the trademark registration process.”
- Jessica Childress, Author and Creator of Juris P. Prudence®
The book commences with an engaging overview of trademark basics, including what constitutes a trademark, why trademark protection is necessary, and the key phases of the trademark registration process.
Chapter One: The Anatomy of a Fireproof Name
This chapter discusses key considerations of a trademarkable name. This chapter also provides a quick and effective process for developing a fireproof name if you don’t already have one.
Chapter Two: Research Like Your Business Depends On It… Because It Does
This chapter provides a step-by-step process for identifying your trademarks, determining the appropriate descriptions of products and services, and conducting a proper trademark search.
Chapter Three: Prepare The Application
This chapter walks you through the two types of filing bases, the information you need to file a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and examples of acceptable trademark evidence. This chapter also provides helpful trademark application tips as well as a preparation checklist to simplify the process.
Chapter Four: File The Application
This chapter details how to file a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, what to expect at each stage of the lengthy process, and how to handle office action refusals and trademark oppositions.
Chapter Five: You’re A Trademark Boss
This chapter discusses your responsibilities as a trademark owner, including the use of proper trademark designations, how to maintain your trademark registration, and how to monitor and enforce your trademark rights. This chapter also breakdowns trademark do’s and don’ts.
The book concludes with an overview of the enriching value of trademarks for your business.
Trademark Tools & Resources
This section provides additional tools and resources to further simplify the U.S. trademark registration process, including web links, interactive worksheet, template, comparison chart, and more.