We Register, Enforce and Defend Your Trademarks With The Exclusive E5 Trademark Process. Rockville Maryland Trademark Attorneys
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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 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 MD? Here's Why Rockville Is A Great Choice!

Rockville, MD is a Great Place to Grow your Business

When it comes to business, the nation’s capital is at the center of the action. For business owners in Rockville, Maryland, you are at the core of the Interstate 270 Technology Corridor also known as “DNA Alley” where half of Montgomery County’s 350 life science companies are based. Establishing or growing your business in a tightly competitive and high-profile environment has its perks and meaningful advantages.  For example, Rockville shares the same D.C. metro area as the Trademark Office in Alexandria, VA on the other side of the district.  

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 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.

Rockville’s companies have generated 70,000 jobs and another 30,000 are projected over the next 20 years. If you are looking to build a presence where the action is, Rockville is the place to be.

Rockville shares the location advantages of other communities in the D.C. metro area, which is home to three large airports, Reagan National AirportDulles International Airport and Baltimore Washington International Airport. General aviation airfield Montgomery County Airpark also serves the county and environs. Major interstate highways and a well-developed local highway system, including the I-270 tech corridor, connects to I-95 and the rest of the east coast from Maine to Florida. I-95 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 traverses the east coast connecting D.C. to major cities from Boston to Miami putting Rockville squarely in the center of business and technology for the eastern U.S. Local commuters are serviced by an inter-county bus line  and the Metro rail line into the District and environs.

With this impressive location and business base, it’s not surprising to learn that Rockville is home to many global life science corporations, such as: 

Canon U.S. Life Sciences

Cato Research

Fisher BioSciences

GlaxoSmithKline Global Vaccines U.S. R&D

Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals

Want Help Growing Your Business? These Organizations Can Help!

Growing a Business in Rockville

In this strong bioscience and technology hub, Rockville also is a great place for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to establish a presence. Here are a few that you may want to get to know:

OMM LLC

Forte Interior Transformations

Capital Document Solutions

Safe at Home Repair

Roberts Oxygen Company 

Rockville Economic Development Inc. pursues ongoing growth and support for its strong industrial base. It hosts events to connect its members and holds workshops to help aspiring businesspeople develop a business plan and explore financing options. For established businesses, the Rockville Chamber of Commerce emphasizes working with citizens, government, educational institutions and businesses to improve opportunities for its members. 

Does Rockville Have Access to World-Class Universities? You Bet!<br />
Rockville's Not a Boring Suburb! Enjoy These Retail Shops, Restaurants, Shopping Malls and Top Healthcare Options:<br />
Arts, Entertainment and Shopping in Rockville

 

When you are in a rapidly growing business and industrial center, expect shopping, arts, and entertainment to follow. Rockville’s downtown area is under a revival, bringing back retail shops and restaurants offering an opportunity for new businesses to put down roots during this development period. Rockville is also known for its shopping malls. For entertainment, the Music Center and Mansion at Strathmore in Rockville is home to the National Philharmonic Orchestra. Rockville also is a convenient distance from the many landmarks in the nation’s capital including the White House, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Air and Space Museum and the Washington Monument. For culture buffs, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in D.C. features ballet, theater, opera and jazz. 


Rockville residents have access to the very best healthcare providers in the world including nationally top-ranked Johns Hopkins University Hospital and University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Md.  

Thrasher Trademark Law Can Secure Your Business and Brand in Rockville, MD

Trademark attorney Steven Thrasher has been serving clients in the Washington D.C. area — including Rockville, MD — and across the nation since 2002. In that time, our lawyers have 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.