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

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.

What our clients ARE saying

As a new solopreneur, navigating last-minute legal issues is stressful! Steven expertly assisted me,
and I give him my absolute highest recommendation.
Rarely, if ever, do I find a knowledgable lawyer who is also a consummate and successful business professional.
Steven’s both, and speaks ‘plain English’!

Ellin Sidell


A troll tried to hold my now Wall-Street Journal best-seller “You Are The Brand” hostage — the week before it published.
Fortunately, long before that happened, Steve designed & guided me through a plan.
When the attack came he was able to instantly stop the harassment. My book published on time and without a slap-down.
It was like watching legal-judo!

Mike Kim

“You Are the Brand”

The best money I’ve ever invested!

Jim Benge

Dallas Angel Investor & “Proud Shark”

We Stop The Competition From Raiding Your Business.

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

Recent Blog Posts

Advice on full range of corporate law matters


Click the questions for answers

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

Grow Your Business in Pearland, Texas.

In Pearland, you are close enough to Houston to be part of it, but you are far enough away to be in a city all its own. With nearly 125,000 residents, Pearland is about 80% residential with many in the community providing workers for large institutions around the Houston area. The rest of Pearland is largely dominated by commercial retail from everyday shopping centers to upscale lifestyle centers.

For anyone considering the value of living and opening a business in a big town close to Houston, Pearland offers easy access to the city both to do business and to enjoy its amenities while having a strong customer base within its own borders. Named Pearland for its agricultural roots, parts of town still exude a rural ambiance.

Only 16 miles south of Houston, State Highways 35 and 288 run through Pearland into the city.  Plans have been on the books to develop a park-and-ride for the METRO rail and bus system that services the Houston area. If you need to get there by air, two private airports open to public use and one general aviation county airport are in Pearland while Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport  (hub for Southwestern Airlines) and the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (hub for United Airlines) are available for commercial air travel with direct flights to national and international destinations. 

Big Houston Corporations Dominate Pearland’s Employment Scene

Although not within its city limits, the Texas Medical Center in Houston, with its 54 medical institutions including 4 medical schools employing more than 100,000 people, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center are major employers.  Several medical companies have established a presence in Pearland itself such as the Kelsey-Seybold Medical Center and medical manufacturers Merit Medical Systems and Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. with a facility in Pearland, Texas. For industrial manufacturing, Kemlon Industries produces sensors, connectors and process equipment for industrial applications and Japanese company Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Compressor has a Pearland Works Facility.

Want Help Growing Your Business? These Organizations Can Help!

Pearland’s Retail Footprint

Retail development plays a large part in the town’s character. Pearland has storefront opportunities for entrepreneurs with a direct-to-customer product or service idea. Whether your idea is middle-market or upscale, several shopping and lifestyle centers will hit your target. Local business people from large and small companies congregate at the Pearland Chamber of Commerce where the chamber offers to “Promote, Educate, Advocate and Represent” members. At the chamber, you can find networking opportunities while you contribute to the character of the business environment in Pearland. Some small- and medium-sized local businesses that you can patronize include: 

Dolphin Graphics

DSL Construction Design

Vallenson’s Brewing Company

Third Coast Terminals

Hanks Design Group

Does Pearland Have Access to World-Class Universities? You Bet!
  • Local Training and Academic Excellence in Pearland, TXSeveral local community colleges offer two-year degrees and technical training for your employees including Alvin Community CollegeSan Jacinto College and Houston Community College which serves part of Pearland. The University of Houston- Clear Lake has a campus in Pearland. As one of the dominant academic institutions in Houston, the university graduates 12,500 students a year with 80% staying in the Houston area. Also prominent in Houston, Rice University is known for outstanding academics.

    In particular, these programs may be of particular interest to you as an entrepreneur: 

    • Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business
    • Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship 
Pearland's Not a Boring Suburb! Enjoy Shopping, Culinary, Outdoors and Top Healthcare Options

Things to Do: Pearland’s Shopping, Culinary and Outdoor Life

With the million-square-foot Pearland Town Center and nearly three-quarters-of-a-million square foot Shadow Creek Ranch Town Center, shopping abounds. When you get hungry, Pearland enthusiastically advertises its culinary roots with many options for any taste from Tex-Mex to Asian. For those who want to work off the calories, Pearland also has a parks and recreation system that features a large natatorium and many opportunities for outdoor activities. Of course, Houston’s cultural and entertainment riches are easily available to Pearland’s residents, with opportunities to enjoy the arts, music, and museums at top-drawer venues such as Houston’s Museum District and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

In addition to the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, you and your employees have several excellent healthcare options in Pearland including HCA Houston Healthcare’s Pearland campus and Memorial Hermann Pearland.  

Thrasher Trademark Law Can Secure Your Business and Brand in Pearland, TX

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 the Houston area 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 trademarks, patents, copyrights, and infringements.