We Register, Enforce and Defend Your Trademarks With The Exclusive E5 Trademark Process. Loudon County VA Trademark Attorneys
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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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We Stop The Competition From Raiding Your Business.

We Register, Enforce and Defend Your Trademarks with Our Exclusive Trademark Process.

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Loudon County Trademark Lawyer

At Trademark Law USA in Loudon County, we truly understand the crucial role that trademarks play for businesses. A trademark holds immense value and goes far beyond being a mere symbol; it serves as the cornerstone of brand identity and recognition. Allow me to explain why it is an absolutely vital step for businesses aiming for long term success.

1. Building Brand Recognition and Trust; One of the key advantages of having a trademark is that it allows you to establish a unique identity for your business. When your trademark is well designed and easily recognizable, customers can effortlessly associate your products or services with your brand.

2. Legal Protection and Exclusive Rights; Registering a trademark grants you exclusive rights to use that mark in connection with your goods or services within the registered territory. This legal protection acts as a shield against potential infringers, counterfeiters or competitors who might attempt to exploit the success of your brand. Trademarks serve as a powerful deterrent, preventing others from adopting similar marks that could confuse consumers.

3. National and International Expansion Opportunities; With a registered trademark, your business gains the ability to expand both nationally and internationally. By safeguarding your mark in different jurisdictions, you create a solid foundation for growth beyond just your local market.

4. Asset Value and Brand Equity;
Trademarks hold significant value as assets for businesses and their worth can increase over time as the brand grows and gains recognition. In situations such as mergers, acquisitions or business sales, having a registered trademark adds substantial value to your company. Trademarks also offer opportunities for licensing or franchising, which can generate additional streams of revenue.

• Incontestable Rights; After continuous use and registration for a certain period, trademarks can attain the status of being “incontestable.” This means that the validity of your trademark is unquestionable, providing it with stronger legal protection and making it more challenging for others to challenge its ownership.

• Protection Against Domain Name Issues; Registering a trademark proves extremely valuable when resolving domain name disputes. If someone else registers a domain name that infringes upon your trademark, you have legal options to regain control through established domain dispute resolution mechanisms.

• Maintaining Competitive Advantage; A trademark helps fortify your businesss market position by preventing competitors from diluting your brand or capitalizing on your reputation. Robust trademark protection allows you to confidently invest in marketing and brand development without worrying about losing market impact due to dilution.

• Enhancing Business Value; Ultimately, the strength and recognition of a brand play a critical role in assessing the long term success of a business. Having a registered trademark showcases professionalism and commitment to upholding the integrity of your brand.
Investors and potential partners are more likely to be attracted to a business that has a strong and well protected brand.

• Protection for Design and Innovation; Trademarks go beyond just words or logos; they can also cover product designs and packaging. By registering your product designs as trademarks, you can safeguard your unique and innovative designs from imitators, ensuring that you benefit from your own creativity.

• Peace of Mind; Having a registered trademark provides peace of mind for business owners. It allows you to concentrate on building and expanding your business without constantly worrying about others infringing upon your intellectual property rights.

If you are looking for a Loudon County trademark attorney, we are here to help.

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Looking to Locate Your Business in VA? Here's Why Loudon County Is A Great Choice!

Loudon County, VA is a Great Place to Grow Your Business

Business owners in Loudon County, Virginia live in the best of two worlds – the high-tech, high-profile world near the District of Columbia and the serenity of an agrarian Virginia society. The transformation began in 1962 when Sterling, VA became home to Washington Dulles International Airport, leading to a technology boom and residential growth that changed the identity of formerly rural Loudon County into an integral part of the urban D.C. metro area. 

The affluence, influence and history of this area are ideal for establishing or growing your business, placing you in the middle of a tightly competitive environment. The county’s median household income ranks it first among jurisdictions of 65,000 or more in the nation.  Loudon’s proximity to the Trademark Office in Alexandria, VA in the Capital region gives you advantages when it comes time to secure your trademark.

In fact, one of the most high-profile trademark cases currently wending its way through the courts has its home in the D.C. area.  The Washington Redskins football team, whose stadium is located at FedEx Field in Landover, MD, has been challenged by some Native Americans charging six logos and names owned by the Redskins are offensive and should be cancelled proving at once the importance of defending your valuable trademarks.

Besides Dulles International Airport, travelers can opt for Reagan National Airport, Baltimore Washington International Airport and several general aviation airports including Leesburg Executive Airport at Godfrey Field, named for radio legend Arthur Godfrey who once owned the land and flew his private DC-3 from the field. The county is connected by I-95 to the full length of the east coast from Maine to Florida and passes through the major cities of BostonNew York CityPhiladelphiaBaltimoreRichmond all the way to Palm Beach and Miami. The Amtrak passenger rail service including business class also connects D.C. to major east coast cities from Boston to Miami. 

Loudon County has emerged as a data and technology center not only for the DC metro area but also the world with some estimates that 70% of global internet traffic travels through the servers located there. It is not surprising to learn, then, that Loudon County major employers include such tech and government giants as: 

Verizon Business

U.S. Department of Homeland Security 

Orbital/Northrop Grumman

AOL

United States Postal Service

Want Help Growing Your Business? These Organizations Can Help!

Growing a Business in Loudon County

Loudon County also is a great place for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to establish a presence that serves and supports government and industry, including:

M.C. Dean Inc.

Rehau

CroppMetcalfe

Telos

NSMI

Loudon Virginia Economic Development Council supports the location and growth of businesses in key area industries including data centers, information and communication technology, federal government contracting, aerospace and defense, aviation and transportation, as well as health innovation and agriculture.  The Loudon Chamber has been supporting local business people for 50 years and offers events, awards and opportunities to network with peers through its many interest groups for women, young professionals, technology professionals and more.

Does Loudon County Have Access to World-Class Universities? You Bet!
  • University and Executive Education in Loudon County

    Patrick Henry College is the only college with a main campus in Loudon County. A small, private, Christian liberal arts college, Patrick Henry College was incorporated in 1998 in Purcellville, Virginia focusing on government, journalism, economics, business analytics and strategic intelligence. While it opts out of certain federal funding programs, it is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education making more scholarships and grants available to students.  Loudon County has satellite campuses of larger DC-area universities such as George Washington UniversityGeorge Mason UniversityMarymount UniversityShenandoah University and Strayer University.

    Online and bricks-and-mortar programs associated with these universities may be of interest to you as a businessperson: 

    • University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies
    • Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
    • Georgetown University’s Custom Programs for Organizations
Loudon County's Not a Boring Suburb! Enjoy These Historic Landmarks, Wineries, Equine and Top Healthcare Options:

History and Culture in Loudon County

When you are in the seat of national government and military power, expect local history and culture to follow. Many pre-Revolutionary and Civil War era residences and historic landmarks dot the land in Loudon County.  One particularly relevant and beautiful site is Harpers Ferry National Historical Park where an early Civil War rebellion took place at an armory at the juncture of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. The agrarian nature of Loudon County is best experienced through its wineries and equine industry. The Morven Park International Equestrian Center in the county seat of Leesburg is a former gubernatorial residence and now the site of national horse trials and part of the county equine industry valued at $78 million.


Loudon County residents have local access to healthcare care with the StoneSprings Hospital Center with locations in DullesSterling and Falls Church

Thrasher Trademark Law Can Secure Your Business and Brand in Loudon County, VA

Trademark attorney Steven Thrasher has been serving clients in the Washington D.C. area — including Loudon County, VA — and across the nation since 2002. 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 federal administrative issues involving trademarks, patents, copyrights, and infringements.