What is a trademark registration basis?

Trademark registration basis There are only two bases for a registering a trademark in the US: use in US commerce [Section 1(a) – see TMEP Section 900]; foreign registration [Section 44(e) – see TMEP Section 1004]. A US trademark application cannot mature into a registration without at least one valid registration basis. Since a Section […]

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What is a trademark filing basis?

Use vs. Intent-To-Use A trademark application filed with the USPTO must designate at least one filing basis. For most American applicants, the choice boils down to one of the following bases: Actual Use basis under┬áSection 1(a):┬áThis is applicable when the applicant has been using the trademark in U.S. commerce at the time of filing for […]

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