TTC Business Solutions Review
Overall Ranking/Score: #3
If you’re looking to trademark your business name, TTC Business Solutions could be a very helpful resource. TTC is highly rated because it gives you all the tools you need to start a business, register a trademark, and protect your copyright — with affordable pricing and helpful educational content. In this TTC Business Solutions review, we’ll focus on the online trademark services the company provides.
Trademark packages from TTC Business Solutions start at $99 + government fees for an Economy Package. This price is less than most of the competitors in our Trademark Comparison Chart. With TTC Business Solutions, you can go with their $99 Economy Package, which includes a basic trademark search, or upgraded to a Standard ($209) or Platinum ($449) Package to get additional benefits like a comprehensive search, 3 Years of Anti-Infringement Monitoring, and Guaranteed Registration.
All online trademark packages from TTC Business Solutions include a professional review of your application, to make sure it is error-free prior to filing.
Trademark applications completed with TTC Business Solutions are filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office within 1 business day. The company also uses the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s TEAS Plus online system, which speeds up processing and reduces filing fees.
Ease of Use
The TTC Business Solutions website is easy to use. There’s a comparison chart that lists features and prices for each trademark package side-by-side, so you can decide which one you wish to order. Simply select the trademark package you would like to purchase, and then supply some basic information via their online portal. Once you begin the trademark application process, a progress bar at the top of the screen tracks your progression, showing you how close you are to being finished. We didn’t go all the way through the process in this TTC Business Solutions review — but we did notice a nice feature that allows you to save your progress and return to the application later. This can be helpful if you get called away from your desk, or if the process takes longer than you expected.
Neat Feature #1: Status Reports
Even the most basic trademark package from TTC Business Solutions comes with Status Reports on the progress of your registration. The time it takes to complete a trademark registration can vary, so it could be helpful to receive updates.
Neat Feature #2: Calendaring and Notice of All Renewal Deadlines
After you register a trademark, you must renew it between the 5th and 6th year anniversary of the registration, as well as on or about every 10-year anniversary thereafter. This built-in feature makes sure you’re notified in advance of these deadlines.
Neat Feature #3: Learning Center
The TTC Business Solutions Learning Center is packed with articles, white papers, FAQs and multimedia resources to help business owners (or those interested in starting a new business) understand the complex issues of trademark and copyright registration, as well as new business formation. There is no cost to access these resources, and no login is required.
Specialty in Business Formation and Protection
TTC Business Solutions specializes in online business formation, trademark and copyright services. The company does not offer personal legal forms, such as divorce forms or last will and testament documents. Because they specialize in services associated with starting a new business and protecting its legal rights, they may be more knowledgeable than general online legal form providers. TTC also trains every new employee in an internal education program they call TTC University™.
TTC Business Solutions offers three categories of services: online business formation services, trademark registration services, and copyright protection services. For the purpose of this TTC Business Solutions review, we’re focusing on the trademark services. Within the trademark category, services include trademark research, trademark registration, office action responses, statement of use and extensions, trademark revival, trademark renewal, trademark monitoring services and more. TTC Business Solutions also offers copyright registration services and copyright and trademark protection, including trademark enforcement packages, trademark infringement protection packages and more.
TTC Business Solutions offers customer support by phone and email.
As noted in TTC Business Solutions’ disclaimer, the company provides access to independent attorneys and self-help services, but it is not a law firm. As is the case with similar legal services websites, the company cannot provide legal advice to its customers.
Before registering a trademark through TTC Business Solutions, you can request a Federal database search, or a more comprehensive State and Federal trademark search. Trademarks are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, at a federal level. However, if someone in your state is currently using the name you wish to trademark, it may present a barrier to your approval — even if their name has not been formally trademarked. Because of this, you may wish to consider a more comprehensive search option. If your product or service will be sold internationally, you may also wish to order a comprehensive U.S. and International trademark search.
TTC Business Solutions, LLC holds an A+ ranking with the Better Business Bureau and has been BBB accredited since March 25, 2010.
TTC Business Solutions Reviews and Testimonials
At the time of this TTC Business Solutions review writing, the BBB website entry for the company listed 50 TTC Business Solutions reviews, which were 96% positive and 4% negative. This is pretty impressive when you consider the volume of business TTC does.
TTC Business Solutions provides a Satisfaction Guarantee. While the company cannot refund any money paid to government entities or third parties, you can request a refund for the portion of services provided by TTC Business Solutions, if you are unsatisfied. You must contact the company within 60 days of purchase, and refunds will only be made for satisfaction issues caused by TTC Business Solutions.
In Business Since
TTC Business Solutions was opened in September of 2003. Since then, the company has helped over 100,000 businesses.
The TTC Business Solutions website is Norton Secured, with services including encrypted data transmission, identity verification, malware scanning and vulnerability assessments. It is also a verified Authorize.net merchant, offering transaction processing security, safeguarding of customer information and fraud protection.
We did not determine any negative factors to be present when conducting this TTC Business Solutions review. (While we did find some complaints on the BBC website, there was not a large number of complaints relative to the total number of customers.)
TTC Business Solutions offers affordable pricing and a wide range of services to help businesses register trademarks and protect their rights. These services are complimented by business formation options, making it a convenient resource. The site is easy to navigate, and the “About Us” page notes that four attorneys, including one copyright and one trademark attorney, started the company, bringing their legal expertise to bear. For these reasons, we recommend TTC Business Solutions as an online trademark and copyright services provider.