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May/05

Waste Treatment


A Michigan county’s proposed logo for GET PUMPED for its municipal waste services, received a preliminary refusal from the Trademark Office and the local paper second guesses the trademark attorney.  I’m not sure what the ‘all jurisdictional’ search was that cost $1500. Full U.S. searches are running about $500 from the big 3 vendors, plus whatever the firm charges to evaluate the search. It’s interesting that a municipality needs a federal trademark for its services in the first place. As for the $1000 or so for the filing of the application – the Government charges $325 for a one class application (depending on how you file) suggesting $675 for filing the application plus expenses which is not out of line for big city set fees.

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