• An Intent to Use (ITU) trademark application is a type of trademark application filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) when an applicant has a bona fide intention to use a trademark in interstate commerce, but has not yet started using the trademark in interstate commerce. An Intent to Use trademark application is […]

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  • The USPTO Supplemental Register is a secondary register of trademarks maintained by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It is a list of trademarks that have not yet achieved full protection on the USPTO Principal Register but that the owner has claimed exclusive rights to use in commerce. Trademarks on the Supplemental Register do […]

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  • The USPTO Principal Register is the primary register of trademarks maintained by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It is a list of trademarks that have been granted the highest level of protection under U.S. Trademark Law. Trademarks on the Principal Register receive nationwide legal protection, meaning that the owner of the trademark has […]

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  • Yes, many people mistakenly assume they can only apply to register one trademark, but you can apply to register many different versions of the same trademark – word marks, design marks, word plus design marks, sound marks, collective marks, certificate marks, trade names, trade dress, etc. The different versions of a trademark are called “related marks” […]

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  • Before diving into the answer, it is important to first understand the differences between a word mark, a design/logo mark, and a composite mark (word plus design/logo). What Are The Different Types of Trademarks? A word mark is a type of trademark that consists of words, letters, or numbers that identify and distinguish a product or […]

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  • As a preliminary note, many people mistakenly assume they can only apply to register one trademark, but you can apply to register many different versions of the same trademark. It all depends on what your trademark looks like, how you use it, and how many applications you want to submit. You can file as many trademark […]

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  • Registering your trademark is a complex procedure that involves your application moving through various stages of prosecution. More information on general timelines for registering a trademark can be viewed here - Current trademark processing wait times.

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  • Having a federally registered trademark creates valuable trademark rights. Learn more what that entails here.

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  • A common misconception is that having a trademark means you legally own a particular word or phrase and can prevent others from using it. However, you don’t have rights to the word or phrase in general, only to how that word or phrase is used with your specific goods or services.

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  • Our trademark attorneys can perform and complete a comprehensive state and federal (including all US territories) trademark search within 3 business days. Once the trademark search is completed, we will provide you with a detailed trademark search report with an analysis of the results.  We will then discuss the trademark search results with you over the […]

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