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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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How much does it cost to get a patent?

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

Q:

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

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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.

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How long does it take to get a patent?

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

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What is the difference between a patent and a trademark?

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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.

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How long does a patent last?

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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.

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

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  1. Registration on either register provides multiple benefits such as...

  2. Granting the right to use the registered trademark symbol ®

  3. Grants the right to file a trademark infringement lawsuit in federal court

  4. For more information on the benefits of trademark registration in the US, call Steven Stewart LLC today!

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

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  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