Evaluation, Consulting, & Registration

If you have already selected your paleo business’s brand, and now you’re interested in learning whether the brand you’ve selected is likely to achieve federal trademark registration, we’re here to help! Kristen Roberts, the Paleo Attorney, will evaluate your proposed trademark and let you know whether you will run into any problems during the registration process.

Additionally, if you’re interested in filing for trademark protection with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, we can help with that too! The Paleo Attorney can help you research, prepare, and file your application at a price that won’t break the bank!

Kristen’s combined legal know-how and experience in the Paleo industry gives every Paleo business owner the advantage of an attorney who understands your business’ structure and mission, while still providing the intellectual property, corporate, and employment support every business owner needs.

Trademark Policing and Protection

If you are a busy business owner in the Paleo world, then chances are that policing your hard-earned trademark are not high on the priority list. Between recipe development, writing, blogging, product development, appearances, and building your business, there is likely very little time to keep track of all the rip-offs out there. The sad truth is that securing a trademark doesn’t stop people from stealing. That’s where the Paleo Attorney comes in! Kristen successfully polices various trademark portfolios for many Paleo business owners. Through cease and desist letters, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board cancellation proceedings, and even litigation, Kristen can help you stop people from stealing your valuable intellectual property.

Trademark Maintenance

For those paleo businesses owners that already have a federally registered trademark, there are certain requirements you must meet in order to keep your registration active on the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s principal register. The Paleo Attorney can help you with your declarations of continued use, incontestability, and renewals.

In addition to your Section 8 declaration, you are also eligible to request incontestability of your trademark between the fifth and sixth year of registration.  This is called a Section 15 declaration. While it is not required, it is helpful to file both your Section 8 and Section 15 declarations simultaneously. If filed, a Section 15 declaration will make a trademark on the principal register more difficult to challenge and establishes ownership of the mark for the uses identified in the declaration.

Section 8 and Section 15 declarations are important aspects of maintaining your trademark registration. Failing to file a timely Section 8 declaration will result in the cancellation of your trademark. Once your mark has been canceled, there is no revival process. You must start the filing process over. Don’t lose your trademark registration! Let Kristen help you maintain your paleo business trademark portfolios.