About Trademark Direct
Trademark Direct started in the UK in 2008 and quickly became the leading trademark registration company there, registering and filing more UK trademarks than any other firm, serving thousands of clients each year. Trade Mark Direct (USA), a sister company of Trademark Direct and the owner and operator of this website, has been formed to bring the same efficient service to the United States, in cooperation with Root IP.
About Root IP
Root IP is the law firm of Joseph Root, Esq., specializing in all aspects of intellectual property, including trademark filing and registration. Joe has served as both IP and General Counsel, in-house and out, for corporations and law firms, in a career spanning three decades. Over the course of his career, Joe has assumed both management and hands-on responsibilities for the identification, protection, and enforcement of both patents and trademarks. His expertise was recently recognized by Intellectual Asset Management magazine of London, which named him to the "IAM Strategy 250 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists." He has also authored a treatise, Rules of Patent Drafting: Guidelines from Federal Circuit Case Law, published by the Oxford University Press in February 2011.
Free clearance searches with our patented technology
Trademark Direct developed and built unique software to check the trademark registries for similarity. Our secure and confidential trademark search technology is patented so you won’t find this level of service elsewhere. Check if your trademark may be available with our free availability search tool.
Trademark Direct is a member of The International Trademark Association
Joseph Root, Attorney
Joe is an engineering graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and the Wake Forest University Law School, and the founder of Root IP, a law firm that specializes in intellectual property matters. He is a member of the State Bars of New York, California and North Carolina, and is admitted to practice in the US Patent & Trademark Office.
Suman is a graduate of Cambridge University and a member of the English Bar, and a former law professor at Cambridge, the University of Chicago, and Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. He has practiced, lectured and published in the field of intellectual property for more than forty years. He is the owner (with Bharat Dube) and CEO of ISG-Mantra, LLC, which provides assistance and intellectual property support services to Root IP.
April is a trademark administrator and Operations Manager at ISG-Mantra, LLC, which provides assistance and intellectual property support services to Root IP. She helps to ensure a timely response to all customer inquiries, and manages all communications and filings. She is actively involved with all aspects of intellectual property, and has Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and in Education.
Michael is an experienced trademark paralegal who has been involved in the intellectual property field for the past six years. He is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Intellectual Property Law, and has actively overseen and conducted online trademark searches over in 50 jurisdictions.