I love baseball, especially sitting in the stands watching a minor league game on a nice summer day! To succeed in baseball, like any team sport, you need a full complement of players. Any one weak spot could harm the entire team and the odds of success. The same is true with trademark applications – there are a lot of parts and pieces to that need to work together. In fact, there is a whole baseball team’s work of positions that need to be in sync: searching for conflicts, the filing basis, knowing the various USPTO forms, the description of goods and services, tracking the status, the evidence of use, proper ownership of the mark, and managing deadlines.
Without an experienced coach, who knows all the players, the odds of winning are much lower.