Portfolio Management is complimentary with all work performed by Lehner Law LLC.
We check the status of each pending trademark application every three to six months, as recommended by the USPTO.
Our Intellectual Property (IP) Portfolio Management can identify docketing errors made by prior trademark firms. Often law firms or prior brand owners improperly record crucial deadlines which result in the loss of rights. Lehner Law LLC audits every IP asset owned by Portfolio Management clients to ensure that docketed deadlines and other mark information is accurate. We will work with you well in advance of the deadlines so that you do not inadvertently lose protection.
Portfolio Management fees are only charged once upon intake and only cover docketing, file transfer, and reminders of the next deadlines.
Trademarks registrations need to be renewed: between the 5-6 years, 9-10 years, 19-20 years, and onward from the registration date.
If properly used and renewed, a trademark registration can last indefinitely.
Copyright registrations (for works made after January 1, 1978) do not need to be renewed – they last for 70 years from the death of the author (or 90 years for anonymous works and works-for-hire).
If a trademark registration is not renewed before the deadline, you will have a 6-month grace period to revive the registration for an additional fee. After that, it is gone forever.
Trademark rights are “use or it lose it” – if you stop using a trademark for an extended period of time, you may lose your trademark rights through abandonment.