Trademark Registration

How to Renew a Trademark Registration

How do you renew a trademark registration? Unlike patents which expire on a definite date, the term of a trademark registration may continue indefinitely as…

Not trademarkable: What can’t be trademarked?

What is trademarkable? To be trademarkable means that a word or phrase is capable of trademark registration. That is to say, a mark must meet…

Trademark Office Action: What a Successful Refusal Argument Looks Like

What is a trademark Office Action? When you apply to register a trademark with the USPTO, your trademark application will be assigned to a trademark…

When Should You Request An Extension of Time for Filing a Statement of Use?

When do you have to submit evidence of trademark use? In an Intent-To-Use (ITU) trademark application, you have six months from the Notice of Allowance…

How much does a trademark application cost?

What is the cost to file a trademark application? The initial filing cost of a trademark application depends primarily on the attorney’s fee for filing.…

How to File a US Trademark Application Based on a Foreign Application or Registration

US trademark application based on a foreign trademark application or registration? An owner of a foreign trademark filing may apply for the same mark in…

What is a Statement of Use (SOU)? How to Show Use of an ITU Trademark Application

What is a Statement of Use? An Intent-To-Use (ITU) trademark application does not require any evidence of trademark use at the initial filing. In fact,…

How To Register Your Trademark: Filing Trademark Application Process and Cost

USPTO Trademark Application Process: What are the most important factors? Time and money. These are the two crucial factors in the trademark application process. How…

What is a trademark knockout search?

How do we identify the risk of likelihood of confusion rejections before filing a trademark application? A trademark knockout search generally refers to a pre-filing…

How to Prepare Acceptable Trademark Specimens of Use

What is a trademark specimen of use? In nearly all cases, a trademark must be tied to a particular product or service. Trademarks do not…

Intent-To-Use Trademark Application Problems: What can go wrong?

What are some Intent-To-Use trademark application problems? Intent-To-Use trademark applications are great. You get to file an application to register a trademark that you have…

How to register foreign trademark with non-English wording and non-Latin characters

Trademark with non-English wording or non-Latin characters Can you register a trademark with foreign characters? A US trademark application for foreign wording must contain an…

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