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Let’s talk next steps.

Alright! Let’s keep things moving.

You should be receiving an email invitation from Slack real soon. You can expect that email to hit your inbox within 1-2 business days of signing the contract.

Once you get that Slack email, it will give you instructions on how to join Slack. (Here’s a walkthrough video if you got confused)

If ANYTHING causing you trouble, please email caitlyn@indielaw.com. We’ll do everything we can to get it taken care of it!

It’s time to rock & roll!

At this point, our team has probably already started working on your project.

While it’s not necessary, you can TOTALLY schedule an onboarding call by clicking here. Our team would love to learn more about you and make sure we’re on the same page as we get started.

You might be wondering about timelines.

Here are our expected timelines on projects *assuming that we get timely responses and feedback from you.*

TRADEMARKS

  • Within 2 weeks of you signing the contract, we will have our comprehensive search completed and send you a letter with our findings.
  • Within 2 weeks of your approval after reading that search results letter, we should have the application ready to send.
  • Once we submit the application, it generally takes 3 months for it to get assigned to a reviewing attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Once it gets assigned to a reviewing attorney, it generally takes about a month for that reviewing attorney to either approve for publication or issue an “office action” stating that something about the application needs fixing.
    • If the application gets initial approval for publication, it generally takes 3 months for the application to reach the “publication period.”
    • If the application receives a non-final office action, we will respond to it if it is “non-substantive.” If it requires a substantive response, then we will advise you how to proceed. If our response results in approval, it generally takes 3 months for the application to reach the “publication period.”
    • If the application receives a “final” office action rejecting the application, then we will advise you how to proceed.
  • When the application reaches the “publication period,” that means it must go through a 30-day window where others can cost-effectively contest your rights to the trademark. Basically, we cross our fingers that we don’t get any complaints raised here. If we do, we’ll advise you accordingly.
  • Once the application gets through that publication period, you essentially have a registered trademark. It takes a couple of months for the trademark office to issue the registration certificate. We will receive that certificate in the mail, forward it to you, and advise you of next steps!

CLIENT CONTRACTS

  • Within 2 weeks of you signing the contract, we will have a first draft of the contract ready for your review.
  • Within 2 weeks of your review and feedback, we should have a finalized version of the contract in place for you.

LLC FORMATIONS

  • Within 2 weeks of you signing the contract, we will file the proper paperwork with your state to form the LLC.
  • Within 2 weeks of receiving confirmation that the LLC paperwork has been received and accepted, we will apply for an EIN on your behalf if you’d like us to.
  • Within 2 weeks after that, we will have an operating agreement ready for your signature.

INDIE PLAN CLIENTS

  • Within 2 weeks of you signing the contract, we will have put together a roadmap for what basic documents to start working on.
  • We typically space out our deliver of these basic documents throughout the 12 months of us working together. That said, if you’d prefer to “front-load” the work and get several of them knocked out in the beginning, let us know and we’ll make that happen.

Last thing!

If you EVER have any questions that you want to talk out, or you have a legal concern, or you just want a checkin call, you can schedule a check-in call here.

Welcome to the Indie Law family!

– Joey