What Does a Trademark Do?
SHORT ANSWER: A trademark gives you EXCLUSIVE rights to your company’s image, protects you from copycats, and gives you leverage to find investors.
Trademarks are CRUCIAL for any startup or young business that’s serious about growth.
They give you legal exclusivity to the branding, logos, copy, slogans, colors, styles, and marketing that help customers recognize you.
They help protect you from copycats who will try to ride on your coattails and can tarnish your reputation.
Once you have a trademark, you can:
1) Confidently broadcast your logos, graphics, slogans, copy, and more!
2) Have legal exclusivity to your brand.
3) Increase the legitimacy & prestige of your company.
4) Get more funding from investors!
–BONUS- Did you know that many investors require the proper intellectual property protections (trademarks, patents, & copyrights) before they’ll invest? They also help you leverage for more investments.
What If I Don’t Get A Trademark?
You run a great deal of risks. It’s more than just a competitor “stealing your look”.
They can steal your potential customers & DESTROY their faith in your company.
Or even worse, if they manage to snag a trademark before you, they can BOX YOU OUT OF YOUR OWN BUSINESS!
Investors know the importance of this, and so most of them make having the proper trademarks & patents a REQUIREMENT before they invest.
So, not only are you losing out on revenue & brand image, you’re also losing out on investment opportunities!
How Does It Work?
1) Fill Out A 20 Minute Form
2) Pay Your 129 USD Invoice
3) Your Instructions & Info Are Formatted & Sent To You
4) You Follow The Steps & Use The Info Provided To File
Why Choose SNAP Legal?
It used to be that, if you wanted a trademark to protect your intellectual property, your options were pretty costly:
1) Hire an attorney and spend upwards of $2000 to get them to draft and file it for you,
2) Spend thousands of dollars to go through the training to learn how to file it yourself,
3) Try to file a trademark yourself, without any guidance/education, and waste hundreds of dollars on rejections and office actions, or
4) Go without a trademark at all and simply HOPE that no one would infringe on your unprotected work.
But hey, that’s just the price of running a business, right?
Maybe in the past…
…until we decided to do things a better way!
We created a step-by-step system that teaches you exactly what you need to know. No unnecessary legal jargon, no dictionary required.
Simply watch 6 videos that explain what you need to do in order to prepare to file your trademark, and work alongside the videos to get your trademark application started, completed, and filed in less than a day!
With the help of Devin Miller, a legal attorney that specializes in patents & trademarks (and CEO of Miller IP Law), you can get your trademark finished fast!
You get all this without the crazy cost you might expect. Because we don’t have to charge you for attorney’s time, we pass those savings directly on to you!
Rather than spending upwards of $2000 on a trademark, you can DIY it with SNAP Legal for just $129!
So why should you choose SNAP Legal?
Because it offers an option that is robust, affordable, and done in a snap!
Should I Use SNAP Legal, or Use A Lawyer Instead?
SNAP Legal isn’t for everyone. If you are looking for a higher-end, personalized patent that was crafted by an experienced attorney, SNAP Legal won’t give that to you. An attorney will.
Compare the differences using the chart below:
How Much Does it Cost?
DIY-ing a trademark with SNAP Legal costs $129. You have the option to have an attorney help later on in the process for small additional fees, but those are optional.
You will also have to pay a governmental fee with the USPTO during the registration process.
How Much Is A Trademark Worth?
Trademarks that are crafted from scratch by attorneys typically run upwards of $2000 but they can be worth a LOT more.
The worth of a trademark depends on the worth of the intellectual property that it protects.
A trademark that protects a multi-million dollar startup can be worth millions. It protects that startup from losing their business’s image to a competitor and losing out on all of that revenue.
So, how much is a trademark worth to you?
It depends on how much your company is worth to you.
Who Should Get A Trademark?
Entrepreneurs have a LOT of reasons to get trademarks.
You’ve worked hard to build up your company’s reputation. To clients. To your target audience. To your investors. To yourself. A copycat can destroy your company’s image and reputation in hours. Protect yourself.
Not only that, but investors often REQUIRE that the companies that they invest in have intellectual property protection. It validates your business in a way that nothing else quite can.
It shows your serious about your business, and shows that you believe that your ideas are worth it.
So… are you serious about your business? Trademark your brand now!
WAIT?!? Don’t inventors need patents, not trademarks?
Well, yes and no. Inventions are protected by patents, and if you don’t have a patent yet, you definitely need to get one.
However, inventors also need to be able to market their inventions if they are ever going to make money on it.
That’s where trademarks come it. Once you start your marketing, you are going to need a trademark.
So, if you have a logo, a name, and a vision, you need to start your trademark now. If you don’t have those yet, come back when you do, and we will be more than happy to help you!