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Matthew Alexander Toporek

Matthew Alexander Toporek

Trademark Registration for the Modern Small Business
  • Trademarks
  • South Carolina
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Alex is a small business owner and trademark attorney in Charleston, SC. Alex's office, Toporek Law, provides accessible and efficient trademark registration services to small businesses and entrepreneurs that are seeking to legally protect their brand. Alex offers flat rate fees for:

*Trademark Application Preparation and Filing
*Trademark Clearance Searches
*USPTO Office Action Responses

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Practice Area
    Trademark Registration
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
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University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D. (2012)
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University of South Carolina - Columbia
B.A. (2009) | Political Science
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Professional Associations
South Carolina Bar  # 100814
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11 Questions Answered
Q. What does "Status: 710 - cancelled - section 8" mean on a trademark?
A: That code means that the trademark was cancelled due to failing to timely file the proper renewal paperwork. The first trademark renewal is due after the five year anniversary of the registration date, during that fifth year. The second renewal is due ten years after the registration date. Third and subsequent renewals are due every ten years after that.
Q. How do I get my trademark back do i just reapply ? It’s abandoned
A: If your application was abandoned for not timely responding to an office action or or filing deadline, you may be able to revive the application if you are within 6 months of the abandonment. If you are outside of the 6 months, then you will likely need to start over with a new application.

If your application made it through to registration but was subsequently cancelled for failing to properly renew, then you will likely need to start over with a new application.
Q. Is there a way to re- establish a trademark that I had but let run out at renewal or do I need to start over?
A: If your trademark was registered and then cancelled because the required renewal paperwork was not timely filed, then you will likely have to file a new application. There is a 2 month grace period after the cancellation notice is sent where you can attempt to revive the registration but after that you must file a new application.
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Law Office of Alex Toporek, LLC
602 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Telephone: (843) 471-0217
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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