Trademarks Defined

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.

A service mark identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than a product.

No Expiration of Trademark Registration with periodic filing of Declarations of Use, Legal Presumption of Ownership Nationwide, and the Exclusive Right to Use

Conventional / Non-conventional Marks

Application requirements:

  1. The name of the applicant;
  2. A name and address for correspondence;
  3. A clear drawing of the mark;
  4. A listing of the goods and/or services; and
  5. The filing fee for at least one class of goods or services

Statement that mark is in use in commerce or owner has an intention to use the mark in commerce.
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