MAKE YOUR MARK
It's My Passion to Help You Protect Your Passion®
Have you BUILT a business and brand you LOVE? Are you worried someone may start using your brand name? Do you panic when you see a program name even remotely similar?
I'm not an ordinary attorney (promise!). I'm an online business owner just like you and here to help...are you ready to elevate your business?
The only way to own and legally protect your branding is to register a trademark.
Let's Back up. sec...
WHAT IS A TRADEMARK?
A trademark is a designation of the source of goods or services (i.e., who made it or provides it). It’s not necessarily your business name but could be!
It is a word, phrase, symbol, or design (or combination) that distinguishes the goods/services of one party - so that the public knows who is selling it. Your MARK is usually related to a product or service that you're selling or want to sell in the future (yep, you can reserve your trademark even if you aren't selling yet!)
EXAMPLES OF REGISTERED TRADEMARKS
✔️ B-School®: Marie Forleo's online course - courses and coaching are the services
✔️ Absolut®: Spelling and bottle shape is trademarked, product is vodka 🍸
✔️ A Lit Up Life®: The brand name of one of the best biz coaches around, Lacey Sites
✔️ Digital Course Academy®: Amy Porterfield's online course
There are a ton of amazing benefits. Here are just a few!
Make your mark
✨ U.S. trademark search for one trademark (plus a complimentary 2nd search if the initial trademark is not available)
✨ Preparation and filing of one U.S. trademark application for one class (additional classes are $250 each)
✨ Trademark application monitoring and updates
✨ Unlimited support via email and phone calls regarding your trademark
✨ Responses to all office actions from the USPTO
✨ Preparation and filing of statement of use and extension requests (additional fees may be required)
✨ A trademark registration certificate from the USPTO
✨ Trademark Maintenance Guide
*Additional filing fees for intent to use applications are not included (this would be if you want to RESERVE a name now but aren't selling your services or products yet).
The full service trademark registration package that will change the face of your business.
If you're here, you have a brand - name - course - program - book - product that is important to your business and you want to protect it! The first step is purchasing your trademark package below.
Check your email because we will be sending you a trademark questionnaire and contract to complete! This is the information I will use to do my research, finalize your class selection and application, and make sure I have everything I need! One class fee is included, but any additional classes are $250/each and will be invoiced separately.
I do a bunch of stuff to get the application ready (see below), I will finalize the description and send to you for any feedback. Then I submit the application and YOU go celebrate!
I monitor the application and respond to any questions or Office Action Letters from the US Patent and Trademark Office (aka USPTO) - note, this whole process can take up to a year or more but of course I will keep you updated the whole time!
You will get an email from me when the registration is complete! I will send an electronic certificate and this is your go ahead to start using that coveted ®. I will mail your certified copy a few weeks later in the mail. Congrats, you are the brand new owner of a great business asset!
Sarah is a busy entrepreneur’s legal dream and secret weapon. She has helped me secure multiple trademarks for my business and the process was a breeze. I filled out a quick form and a few months later I had a trademark certificate in my mailbox! She handles the entire process for you with white glove service and absolute genius expertise.Sabrina Philipp, Business Coach
COST OF WORKING WITH US VS.
Having No Trademarks...
$10,000 - $150,000 (no thanks!)
+ Cost of a rebrand when you get a Cease & Desist Letter = $5,000 - $10,000
+ Trademark Infringement lawsuit = $150,000
+ Having to stop a program mid-launch and loose customers = $$$ + sleeeeep
Working with Sarah to get our company name and products trademarked couldn't have been an easier process if we tried.
All I had to do was ask Sarah for a trademark and she handled all the rest of the details with impeccable communication throughout the process.
We've been able to secure 3 trademarks successfully by working with Sarah. Her legal expertise shone through whenever an obstacle popped up during the process and we easily landed all our requested trademarks.
Receiving trademarks has given us the security of knowing that our company name and product names are protected as we continue to grow and build brand recognition for our company under those names.
Shay + Cassie, Founders, The Bucketlist Bombshells®
Getting my trademark with Destination Legal was one of the best decisions I've made in my business.
The process was so easy and stress free, not to mention it was so empowering to know I had the right support on my side and that I didn't have to navigate it on my own. I had heard horror stories and knew I wanted to protect myself and make sure the process went well.
Having my trademarks has helped me to see that when I own my property my clients and community reflect that to me and treat me as the expert as I am and want to buy from me with even greater ease and certainty.
Not only did the process go well, but I feel like a true CEO having my business name protected and the peace of mind it has given me has been priceless. If you're thinking about trademarking I couldn't recommend Destination Legal enough!
Lacey Sites, Success Coach and Owner of A Lit Up Life®
Here are a few answers to our most common questions.
The full trademark registration process and approval can take anywhere from 6- 18 months (average is less than one year).
Yes - that is, IF your market/customers are in the US! It doesn't matter where you or your biz are, but if your brand is present in the US, you want US protection
A 'class' is the goods or services you are selling that will be connected to the brand. For example, Starbucks is protected under Class 030 for coffee and food. If you are a coach, your services would be coaching, online training, etc. I will help you figure this out (Classification is one of the main parts of the application process that can get screwed up by trying to do it on your own!) Each class has a filing fee of $225.
A registered trademark will mean that you own the right to use that name in your particular business niche - while it doesn't mean you can keep the world from using the name, once you have the trademark you CAN stop others from using it in their business if they are selling similar goods or services. Read more about trademarks here.
No - however, you can register in multiple countries. There is an application that allows multiple countries once you have do that initial application with the USPTO. If you want this, we can chat!
Unfortunately not! However, I won't proceed with your application unless I'm 99% confident there is a high chance of approval. If I determine its not a good bet, I will issue a refund, minus $299 for the cost of the initial search and determination. Note - there is no guarantee that any search will uncover all possible conflicts.
No, anyone can file an application for a trademark. BUT (and that's a big but) the application process can be complicated and if the USPTO has ANY questions at all and sends an initial refusal, it can be super confusing for someone that isn't an attorney. Sadly many people jump ship and think their mark was refused for good, but really they might just need to make a good legal argument!
Let's just say trademarking can be a BIT addicting, a lot of my clients start with 2 because they know they want their business name AND their most popular program protected STAT...and then they keep going, check out some of my clients (EXPERTS in their field) & all of their trademarks below!
A Lit Up Life®
Value-Centered Sales ®
Mindset, Strategy, Execution®
Intentional, Manageable, Profitable®
The Bali Mastermind®
Launch, Baby, Launch®
Shay + Cassie
The Work Online & Travel the World Course®
She's Fully Booked Bootcamp®
Your Name Here
Ready to elevate your brand and get your name on the list with these rockstars?
Sarah made the trademark process an absolute breeze! Before I knew it, I received a message from her saying my trademark was approved. It doesn’t get easier than that.
Alex Jimenez, Travel Fashion Girl®, #1 Blog for Female Travelers
We loved how Sarah walked us through the whole trademarking process and we didn't have to worry about all of the paperwork and follow ups. I don't know if we ever would've gotten around to it ourselves unless we hired her to handle everything – it was so easy! We have peace of mind and so much pride to see our brand trademarked and we're so thankful for Destination Legal for making that happen
Lauren and Rachel, Sweet Root Village®, Event & Floral Design Company
A sincere Thank you for making the trademarking process smooth and painless and for taking that off my plate so I didn't have to worry about doing it right. I feel really good knowing that I'm protecting the future of my brand and business and it gives me a secure foundation to grow upon. I appreciate it very much.
Tory Wegner, Holistic Ways®, Health Spa Services