After a period of about 10 months our patent trademark application for MOTHERLODE has both completed and registration number issued. This one was interesting as we had incorporated Mother Lode wines in NC a couple years ago and had the logo designed only to discover that the trademark was already filled by another company. We decided to keep an eye on it as they had filed a couple extensions and not submitted proof in commerce in order to get the mark registered. Once they let their last extension expire we immediately filled our own application. Patience and diligence finally ended up paying off for us on this one. A special thanks to Josh Gerban at the Gerban Law Group for his expertise in patent law and assistance.