FAQs

How much does it cost to get a patent?

It depends. Depending on the complexity and technology some simple mechanical patents have wide ranges. Call Steven Stewart, LLC today for a consultation.

How do I find out if my invention was already out there?

For an invention to have a patent it has to be considered novel and non-obvious. To find out if there are any prior disclosures or patents, I will conduct a prior search to find an answer.

How long does it take to get a patent?

The average time it takes to get a patent is 22 months.

What is the difference between a patent and a trademark?

Patents prevent others from marking or selling an invention while trademarks protect the words, phrases, symbols, logos and other devices used to identify the source of goods/services from competitors.

How long does a patent last?

A U.S. utility patent will last for 20 years from the date the patent application is filed. A design patent is generally granted protection for 14 years from the date the design patent is granted.

What are the benefits of U.S. trademark registration?

    Registration on either register provides multiple benefits such as....
  1. Granting the right to use the registered trademark symbol ®
  2. Grants the right to file a trademark infringement lawsuit in federal court
  3. For more information on the benefits of trademark registration in the US, call Steven Stewart, LLC today!

What are the procedures for U.S. trademark registration?

  1. First you must apply for the trademark
  2. Second, once a trademark search is complete, determine the trademark class under which the application would be filed as well as the description of the goods/services it would represent
  3. It is important to file the correct forms, call Steven Stewart, LLC today for assistance in filing for trademark registration