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1) you do not need an attorney to file on your behalf with the USPTO. You can do it yourself
2) you file through the TESS system which is the online system that the USPTO uses to manage the application process
you need to create an account in order to file
this link contains the various filing stages: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/teas/index.jsp
go to #3 "INTENT-TO-USE (ITU) FORMS" and then click on #1 "Statement of Use/Amendment to Allege Use for Intent-to-Use Application"
if you don't know the rules you run the risk of rejection. Obviously lay persons get rejected more than attorneys. Often times, if you are rejected you can ask the examiner to cure and resubmit.
if getting the trademark is very important to you, then you should consider using an attorney
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