We Register, Enforce and Defend Your Trademarks With The Exclusive E5 Trademark Process.

Buda Texas Trademark Attorneys
We Stop The Competition
From Raiding Your Business.

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Our Job for You

Your business is growing — you’ve worked hard to build it. Maybe you’ve already started branding, or perhaps it’s just now crossing your mind.

The Good News: your customers notice.

The Bad News is that your competition notices, too, and tries to steal your customers away.

We are the trademark lawyers who protect your business from your brand’s predators, so you can relax, grow your sales, and expand your revenue.

What You Need

We provide these U.S. Trademark services to growing businesses and entrepreneurs worldwide:

  • Trademark and Branding Strategy
  • Trademark Searches (Availability)
  • Freedom to Use (Clearance) Opinions
  • Trademark Applications
  • Office Action Responses
  • Statement of Use Filings
  • Trademark Renewal
  • Trademark Monitoring and Policing
  • Trademark Assignments and Recording Change of Trademark Ownership
  • Trademark Portfolio Management
  • Trademark Opposition
  • Trademark Cancellation
  • Amazon Brand Management
  • Shopify Brand Management

What You Need

We provide these U.S. Trademark services to growing businesses and entrepreneurs worldwide:

  • Trademark and Branding Strategy
  • Trademark Searches (Availability)
  • Freedom to Use (Clearance) Opinions
  • Trademark Applications
  • Office Action Responses
  • Statement of Use Filings
  • Trademark Renewal
  • Trademark Monitoring and Policing
  • Trademark Assignments and Recording Change of Trademark Ownership
  • Trademark Portfolio Management
  • Trademark Opposition
  • Trademark Cancellation
  • Amazon Brand Management
  • Shopify Brand Management

Our Exclusive Trademark System

Educate, Evaluate & Equip

  • Fast Processing
  • Confidential Pre-Search Interview Helps Prevent Missteps
  • Easy to Follow Classes Mean You’ll Understand Every Step
  • Action-Sheets and Checklists
  • Federal Trademark Search
  • State Trademark Search
  • Common Law Trademark Search
  • Domain and Social Media Search
  • Attorney Consultation / Strategy Session
  • Trademark Application Process Budgeting
  • Application Status Monitoring
  • Status Updates
  • It Only Takes 5 Minutes to Get Started
  • If We Can’t Help You Get Your Money Back

STEP #1: Educate & Enroll

Free and No Obligation.

Let's get on the same page.

Time to Complete: Less than 1 Minute.

Just like your customers, your brand also has unique needs. After enrolling, we educate each other.

First we learn about you, your business and the goals you have for your brand. Second, you’ll learn about the registration process via our proprietary video library and Action-Sheets.

STEP #2 Evaluate

Trademark searches empower us to craft a smart plan.

Time to Complete: 2-7 Days.

Second, we cut through the lawyer-speak and outline your options in plain English.

When finished, you will have explored what we call “the Two Big Questions”:

1. Can You Even Use It? and

2. Can You Own the Rights to It?

More importantly, you’ll have a plan you have confidence in.

STEP #3: Equip

Putting your plan into action.

Time to Complete: 2+ Days.

We implement your plan, which typically begins with filing trademark applications. It may also include an Amazon Branding program or Shopify Branding program. If you have immediate needs for enforcement or take-down notices, those start as well.

When complete, your applications are pending.

STEP #4: Examine

The Trademark Office and the Public scrutinize your Application.

Time to Complete: 9 - 24 Months.

It begins with an Office Examination by an Examining Attorney (the “EA”). The EA registers rejections and objections in letters called Office Actions. You must respond to these correctly to keep your application alive. Once (and if) the EA believes that your application is in order, the mark is Published.

Next, the public has the opportunity to examine your mark by registering “Opposition” to your mark’s registration. Here’s where preparation really pays off, because carelessly filed applications can trigger unnecessary Opposition Proceedings, and these proceedings can be lengthy...and expensive.

STEP #5: Enforce

Building your defenses.

Time to Complete: Ongoing for the Life of the Registration.

Step 5 is a journey of a thousand miles.

After you have secured your registration, under US Trademark Law, to keep it and strengthen it you must ‘police it.’ Policing is a fancy way of saying that you can’t just let anyone use your mark, and it involves four activities:

  • monitoring databases and the internet to spot potential infringers
  • notifying the likely infringers that you have a registered mark
  • telling the competitor-infringers to stop using your mark (to ‘cease and desist’)
  • if necessary, litigating to force compliance with the law

My Story

I Have Over 15 Years of Experience in the Trademark Industry

Unlike most attorneys, I’m an entrepreneur — some say a successful entrepreneur. And as much as I enjoy the thought that these colleagues may be right, I certainly wasn’t always a successful entrepreneur. My first shots at starting businesses in college resulted in abandoned patent applications, zero sales and debt (not to mention late homework and shoddy lab assignments). Later, I learned hard lessons as people I trusted blatantly stole my inventions, and suppliers I trusted failed to deliver products. And, through my experience at a large law firm as well as in my own law practice, I’ve seen just about every kind of chicanery imaginable.

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Looking to Locate Your Business in TX? Here's Why Buda Is A Great Choice!

Grow Your Business in Buda, Texas

Looking for a place to start your business? Well, Buda, Texas has been looking for you, too. In fact, Buda has plans for you. 

Back in 2011, town officials adopted the Buda 2030 Comprehensive Plan to organize its anticipated explosive growth as one of Austin’s fastest growing suburbs. With a movie-lot quality western downtown and a limited amount of surrounding acreage, Buda’s plan includes preserving the character and annexing (a lot!) of surrounding property so growth can occur both up and out. 

Whether you want to open a spa in the Neighborhood Node, hang out a shingle as an accountant in the Community Node a or set up a small manufacturing plant in the Business Node, the Buda land use plan can help you choose the right location and will encourage your efforts to grow the local economy.

Buda’s plan eventually spreads out so that its city limits will touch Austin’s City Limits. Buda is part of the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos metropolitan statistical area located on I-35, which figures prominently into the growth plans as part of the Regional Node anchored by Cabelas. I-35 gets you and your employees to Austin and from there…the world. The Austin-Bergstrom Airport is a modern airport and always updated with direct regional, domestic and international flights. The Union Pacific Railroad also goes through town to move your freight and bring in supplies.

In Buda, the Texas Lehigh Cement Company has been the major employer. Up there in Austin, many Fortune 500 companies have corporate or regional headquarters in the area. In addition to the city’s largest tech employer, Dell, you’ll find 85 pharmaceutical and biotech companies such as Hospira (Pfizer). Here’s just a small sample of the big names you’ll encounter in Austin: 

3M

Amazon

Apple

Google

Paypal

Want Help Growing Your Business? These Organizations Can Help!

Your Place in Buda’s Plan  

The Buda Economic Development Corporation is waiting to talk with you about siting your business. While perusing the 2030 Comprehensive Plan and finding your place in it, consider the amenities of joining the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce. Part of growing your business in Buda is being a member of the friendly business community where social activities make business fun.  You can attend the monthly luncheons, be part of the Fajita Fiesta and Cook-off or if more exotic locales beckon, you can join the chamber on their trip to Costa del Sol on the Spanish southern coast. Meanwhile, you may have an opportunity to patronize your fellow members’ businesses, such as:

Leprechaun Productions

A&E Signs and Graphics

TGB Construction Resources

Broadway National Bank

Hays Technical Services

Does Buda Have Access to World-Class Universities? You Bet!
  • World-Class Universities Near Buda, Texas

    The University of Texas at Austin is the main campus of UT. UT Austin is a tier one research facility with campuses around the state and the world. UT’s McCombs School of Business has been called one of the best up-and-coming MBA programs for entrepreneurs, spurred on by Austin’s vibrant tech scene. Its undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate accounting programs are rated #1 by U.S. News & World Report, and its graduate business analytics program 4th best according to QS World University. 

    As part of the UT business school community, students can take advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities such as the FinTech Accelerator Practicum.

    On a smaller, more focused scale, the Acton School of Business is an independent university dedicated to entrepreneurship. Meanwhile, the other big university in Austin is Texas State University which has the McCoy School of Business Administration where some programs of particular interest for entrepreneurs may be:

    • McCoy graduate degree in Data Analytics and Information Sciences
    • McCoy graduate degree in Market Research and Analysis 
Looking for Activities (even ‘weird’ ones)? Buda’s Got It!

Every town is known for something, and Buda is known for its annual Buda Lions Country Fair and Weiner Dog Races. The Texas legislature named Buda “The Outdoor Capital of Texas” for its abundant park land. For the outdoors type, you can find the gear you need at Cabela’s to pursue hiking, biking, shooting or the outdoor sport of your choice. If you pull a ligament, you need not be concerned about world-class healthcare for you and your employees. In addition to many local emergent and specialty care medical facilities, St. David’s Healthcare has St. David’s Institute for Learning with 7 hospitals, 4 urgent care centers and about 60 sites in Central Texas to serve you. 

Thrasher Trademark Law Can Secure Your Business and Brand in Buda

As a trademark attorney who calls Texas home, Steven Thrasher has been practicing trademark law out of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro area and serving clients in and around Austin for nearly 20 years. In that time, Steve has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs escape the competitive pressures of commodity businesses.

In addition to filing trademark applications, Steve solves intellectual property problems related to trademarks, patents, copyrights, and infringements.