Onello & Mello prosecutes a wide range of patent applications throughout the world, including US patent applications, Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patent applications, and direct national filings, e.g., in Europe and Asia. We prepare and file US provisional, utility, and design patent applications. In foreign jurisdictions, we prepare and file utility, design, and utility model applications.
Onello & Mello files patent applications and all related submissions to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) via “EFS-Web,” including responses to office actions, issue fee payments, maintenance fee payments, and assignment documents. All filings are prepared and uploaded by experienced paralegals and reviewed by the responsible attorney prior to electronic submission. This practice ensures timely and accurate filing.
Onello & Mello files PCT applications electronically with the USPTO as Receiving Office, and can designate any qualified patent office as the Searching Authority. We typically designate either the European Patent Office or the Korean Intellectual Property Office, depending on the client’s strategy, e.g., we also designate the USPTO or Japanese Patent Office.
Onello & Mello has prepared, filed, and prosecuted applications for United States copyright registrations for computer programs, visual works and a variety of other works.
Onello & Mello files numerous trademark applications for our clients each year. We can prepare, file and prosecute intent-to-use applications and use applications. We also file United States national applications based on foreign trademark applications, using any of a variety of filing basis.
We advise clients on the use of trademarks and on appropriate usage of trademark symbols, e.g., ®, TM, and SM.
Onello & Mello serves as a foreign agent (FA) for many foreign law firms and companies, including companies that are global leaders. As an FA, our firm prepares, files and prosecutes patent and trademark applications with and before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).
In some instances, our firm prepares United States patent applications from scratch based on new disclosures by foreign inventors. In other cases, we generate a United States patent application from a translated, complete or draft, foreign patent application. We are qualified and experienced at each approach. In each case, we ensure that the United States patent application is suited to the laws and best practices of the United States.
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