Patexia is preparing its First Annual Trademark Intelligence Report (scheduled for June 17th, 2021). 

To make this happen, we need your assistance with this short survey so we can compile and present more useful information related to cost and also create the best model for measuring the performance of all stakeholders (attorneys, law firms and companies).

The information you provide will ONLY be used statistically and presented in the form of charts or tables. You or your firm will not be quoted in relation to your answers and nothing will be shared with anyone outside our team.

General

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* 1. What kind of firm do you work for?

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* 2. What kind of IP work makes up the majority of your practice?

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* 3. Where is the majority of your IP team located?

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* 4. How do you manage the trademark documents in your firm?

Performance Measurement

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* 5. Which of the following factors is a good measure of the attorney's performance?

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* 6. Some suggest that larger companies with more trademark work, usually have more complex work and need attorneys with stronger backgrounds in trademark. Do you agree?

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* 7. What other factors can we extract from trademark data that indicate the quality and performance of attorneys/law firms involved?

Cost Analysis

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* 8. How do you normally charge your clients (for the majority of your work)?

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* 9. What is your standard hourly rate?

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* 10. What is the approximate cost of the initial consultation?

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* 11. What is the approximate cost of the Trademark Search?

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* 12. What is the approximate cost of search opinion (excluding the search itself)?

For question 13 to 20, please only provide your legal fees (excluding government fees). 

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* 13. What is the approximate cost of Initial Filing?

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* 14. What is the approximate cost of filing a "Statement of Use"?

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* 15. What is the approximate cost of a response to an Office Action?

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* 16. What is the approximate cost of filing an Extension of Time?

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* 17. What is the approximate cost of filing Affidavit of Use ("Section 8")?

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* 18. What is the approximate cost of filing Incontestability ("Section 15")?

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* 19. What is the approximate cost of filing Combined Section 8 & 15?

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* 20. What is the approximate cost of Trademark Renewal?

Business Development, Marketing and Other Challenges

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* 21. What is your number one challenge, limiting your ability to grow your trademark practice?

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* 22. If you work for a large general practice firm, do you feel any pressure from other practice groups to improve your profitability (e.g., by increasing your hourly rate, etc.)?

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* 23. How do you compensate your Associates (if you have any)?

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* 24. Which of the following methods have you found more effective for revenue growth?

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* 25. Which of the following do you often find blocking your customer acquisition?

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* 26. What percentage of your portfolio is domestic versus international?

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* 27. What percentage of your marketing budget is allocated to business intelligence?

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* 28. What percentage of your time is devoted to prosecution versus contested matter work (e.g. TTAB work, litigation)?

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* 29. What tools do you utilize to make your operation more efficient?

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* 30. Your work Email address:

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* 31. Any additional comments (other challenges, suggestions, ...)

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