A person can use a trademark registration service to have their trademark applied for and processed, but like anything, it is not free.
Most services to assist those applying for trademarks have certain fees. A common one is the lawyer’s fee. This can range from $200 to over $400. There is also a general professional trademark search fee which is around $200. Both of these services are part of the process whether you decide to do it yourself or have someone else do it.
Having a patent and trademark lawyer review your application is advisable to make sure you are not infringing on another company’s logo. The USPTO has been known to issue trademarks that cannot be legally used. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure no infringement occurs.
This is, in part, dealt with the search services. This must be done by someone who knows how to search the database or has the time to search it. The USPTO has all trademarks available online for reviewing. If a trademark is found to be similar to yours but your company’s category of your goods or services are different, then a lawyer can advise if the application should proceed or not.
These are just a few of the headaches that can be avoided if a service is hired to process your application. The lowest price of these services can be found for $159.
When hiring a trademark registration service, one note of caution – you as the applicant is responsible for what is submitted in your name. Make sure the job is done correctly.