To file for California Trademark Registration or Federal Trademark Registration? Is this your dilemma?
California trademark registration costs less and provides less rights
than a Federal Trademark
Registration in the United States.
The filing fee for a California Trademark Application is only $70 as compared to $335 for a Federal Trademark Application. California is much less demanding in its requirements for granting a trademark registration than the USPTO which grants the Federal Trademark Registration.
California Trademark Registration however confers far fewer benefits than a Federal Trademark Registration.
A California trademark registration, unlike a Federal Trademark Registration that provides significant rights valid across the United States, provides only limited trademark rights that can only be exercised within California. However filing a California trademark application may be considered only under the following circumstances.
1) Large portion of your business is in California;
2) USPTO may not grant you a Federal Trademark Registration in view of its stringent requirements.
An application for California trademark Registration may be filed through a company that offers money back guarantees if the California Trademark application is not successful