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It is essential to secure your brand identity with trademarks. These legal protections safeguard words, names, symbols, sounds or colors that differentiate your products and services from others in the market while indicating their origin. Unlike patents which have a limited lifespan, trademarks can be renewed indefinitely as long as they remain active in commerce. Don't miss out on this opportunity to establish and maintain a unique presence for your business!

Federal trademark registration has several benefits:

Constructive notice nationwide of the trademark owner's claim.

Constructive notice nationwide of the trademark owner's claim.

Evidence of ownership of the trademark.

Jurisdiction of federal courts may be invoked.

Registration can be used as a basis for obtaining registration in foreign countries.

Registration may be filed with the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to prevent importation of infringing foreign goods.

It is important to be aware of the laws in your local, state or foreign jurisdiction when using TM and SM symbols for identifying marks that you claim rights to. Once a mark has been registered with USPTO, it can use the federal registration symbol - R enclosed within a circle. However, this should only be done after actual registration and not during pending application status.

Remember that the federal registration symbol must only appear on goods or services associated with federally trademarked registrations.

Additionally, please note that some countries may also use an R enclosed within a circle as their own indication of registered trademarks; therefore its usage by holders of such foreign registrations would still remain acceptable.
We highly recommend performing a thorough examination of the office records prior to submitting an application. You can explore pending, registered, and inactive trademarks on our TMP database or through the USPTO website by utilizing the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS).

Should you require help in seeking out trademarks, consider finding a qualified attorney with expertise in trademark law. Local bar associations and Yellow Pages typically provide categorized listings for attorneys specializing in various fields.
It's hard to predict exactly how long it will take an application to mature into a registration because so many factors can affect the process. Approximately three months after you successfully submit your application
The populace can employ reports of trademark requests and registrations to discover the proprietor of a mark as well as their lawyers/agents. This insight is worthwhile for individuals in general and regularly utilized when another gathering contemplates whether to utilize a sign. It helps them finish an exhaustive examination into potential brand names before settling on any choices.
No. You can establish rights in a mark based on use of the mark in commerce, without a registration. However, owning a trademark registration on the Principal Register provides several important benefits.