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Jay yes im telling you that im going to register a trademark prior to starting the business. Whats so hard to understand.
Only an idiot would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars entering a business without protecting themselves first.
If you you are going to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in startup costs I would suggest getting a trademark lawyer instead of trying to save a few bucks by doing it yourself. It is a complex and lengthy process and can take from one to several years depending on it's complexity ...and if there are any challenges.
IANAL - but Lpal-Jay's comment was based on usage of the mark. It is easier, and more usual, to get a trademark on an existing product or service, as usage strengthens your case and your rights to that name. I would suggest registering the business name & incorporating in the US first (it can take less than a week) and then apply for the trademark.
My question is have anyone here tried to file trademarks before ?
I have fully registered trademarks for Dotable, and our mascot. It was a long process, and I went through a trademark law firm (trademarkworks.com.au) and they handled all the paperwork. I just kept sending them money. It cost more, but the job was done right, and there's no room for error in the trademark world.
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