A mark can be a name, symbol, etc. which indicates the source of goods or services (e.g. "Nike").

Clearance checks are performed by Trademark Island partners prior to filing your trademark application. The purpose of clearance checks is to determine if others have prior and existing rights to the mark.

If pre-existing use of your mark by third parties is not found, a trademark application will be filed on your behalf. In addition, you will be provided with an attorney consultation to discuss your case.

Trademark Island partners will manage the correspondence from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Once a trademark registration is obtained, you can use the ® symbol with your mark.

Maintaining your trademark registration includes paying maintenance fees, monitoring unauthorized use of mark by third parties, managing post registration filings to the United States Patent and Trademark Office to show continued use, etc.