Overall Ranking/Score: #5
Overall, Trademark Engine appears to be a good choice for trademarking your company name or copyrighting your intellectual property. With affordable pricing and an easy-to-use trademark application system, this business formation website ranks well among its peers.
Trademark Engine registration starts at $99 + USPTO filing fees, for a Basic Package. Its Standard Package is $149 + fees and includes a Cease and Desist Letter, Transfer/Assignment template and six months of Trademark Monitoring — all good features. The Deluxe Package gives you a full year of Trademark Monitoring, plus 24-hour Expedited Processing, for $199 + fees. Compared to our reviews of competing online trademark companies, this pricing falls about in the middle.
Basic ($99) & Standard ($149) trademark applications are processed within five business days. If you select the $199 Deluxe package, your application will be processed in 24 hours.
Ease of Use
We love the look and ease of use of Trademark Engine’s website. They utilize a quick and easy online questionnaire as the basis for registering your name, slogan or logo. They search the federal database for you, and prepare and file your trademark application. In most cases, it only takes a few minutes to complete the process.
Neat Feature #1: Free Trademark Search
You can perform a free trademark search of live or pending trademarks through Trademark Engine.
Neat Feature #2: Electronic Delivery
All Trademark Engine packages come with electronic delivery of your trademark application, which speeds up processing.
Neat Feature #3: Learning Center
It’s clear that Trademark Engine has invested in its Learning Center. This section of the website includes answers to many trademark and copyright questions, as well as a free downloadable Trademark Registration Guide.
Specialty in Trademark Registration
Most of Trademark Engine’s services are centered on trademark issues. Because of this — and because the company was founded by a trademark attorney — it may have greater expertise in this category of online legal services than companies who provide a very wide range of legal forms and services.
Trademark Engine provides a full range of trademark-related services, including Trademark Registration, Comprehensive Trademark Search, Trademark Monitoring, Free Trademark Search, Copyright Registration and Office Action Response.
Trademark Engine provides support to its customers via live chat, phone and email.
Trademark Engine was founded by a trademark lawyer, and the company bills itself as a lower-cost solution for companies who do not wish to pay for an attorney. Because Trademark Engine is not a law firm, it does not provide legal advice — and its low costs reflect that distinction.
You can perform a free search of live or pending trademarks through the Trademark Engine website. Or, order a more Comprehensive Trademark Search. A Federal and State search searches all 50 states for $149. A global U.S. and International search is $499.
Trademark Engine LLC is not accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) at the time of writing this Trademark Engine review. On 02/23/2017, the BBB’s Board of Directors revoked Trademark Engine LLC’s accreditation in the BBB. Find out more here. (But don’t give up on Trademark Engine — it still has a lot of great reviews, as noted below.)
Trademark Engine Reviews and Testimonials
We found no Trademark Engine Reviews or Testimonials on the company’s website. However, there were 1,950 Trademark Engine reviews on the Shopper Approved website — and most were positive. Overall satisfaction rating was 4.7 out of 5. That’s quite high, especially for such a large number of reviews.
We only found one complaint on the BBB website at the time of this Trademark Engine review writing. Details for the complaint were not provided by the BBB website, other than to state that the business failed to respond to the dispute.
The Trademark Engine Guarantee includes a promise to fully address any questions or concerns and resolve issues to customer satisfaction, at no additional cost. While government fees are not refundable, customers can request refunds of Trademark Engine’s fees via email, if unsatisfied.
In Business Since
According to the Better Business Bureau, Trademark Engine, LLC was founded June 17, 2016.
The logos for Norton Secured and McAfee® Secure websites appear on the Trademark Engine website. However, clicking the logos does not produce a verifiable link — so we can’t vouch for the veracity of the site’s security. For security questions, we recommend contacting Trademark Engine directly.
The only negative factors we found were the BBB revocation and the security concern mentioned above.
Trademark Engine has economically priced packages, and we like their added features, like the available Cease and Desist letter. We’re also encouraged by the fact that a trademark attorney founded the website, which lends it an air of credibility. This is bolstered by nearly 2,000 positive reviews for Trademark Engine. We recommend it as a good choice for companies seeking to register a trademark or copyright their work.