Can I file my trademark before I use it?
Yes, you can file a trademark application under intent-to-use before you have made any sales of your products or services in the marketplace. You will eventually need to show use of the mark on the goods or services identified in your application before your mark can be registered. This means that you must eventually submit evidence of use of the trademark by filing a Statement of Use, so expect additional costs to cover subsequent work. MLG charges $250 in legal fees to prepare your specimens and file a Statement of Use along with a $100 per-class government filing fee, which is paid to the USPTO when we file your Statement of Use.