Tag: trademark application

Trademark application: What is the most important factor in registering a mark?

What is the #1 factor in filing a trademark application? For many businesses thinking of registering a trademark, cost is the biggest factor. It is…

How to File a Smarter Trademark Response to an Office Action

What are smarter ways to respond to trademark Office Actions? Though you hate to see them, Office Actions are fairly common in USPTO trademark applications.…

What if specimens do not match the mark in your trademark application?

What exactly is the applied-for mark in your trademark application? One of the most common errors in a trademark application is a mismatch between the…

How to Get Trademark First Filer Advantages: Why An Earlier Filing Date Matters

Why does an early trademark filing date matter? US trademark law generally regards the first trademark user, and not the filer, as the rightful owner.…

What is a design mark application?

What is a design mark application? If you were asked to conjure up the first trademark that comes to mind, what would you see? A…

What are the new trademark filing rules for 2020?

What are the new USPTO trademark filing rules in 2020? Starting Feb. 15, 2020, certain mandatory requirements for trademark filings will take effect. These changes…

Trademark strategy: 5 steps to optimize chances of registration

How to develop a trademark strategy that will improve chances of registering your mark A successful trademark registration will depend a great deal upon the…

What we need to file your trademark application

What information do you need to provide for us to file your trademark application? Since we get these questions all the time, we thought it…

What do TM and Circle R (®) symbols mean?

What does the TM symbol mean? The TM symbol placed next to a mark is meant to put the public on notice that the owner…

What is a trademark Notice of Publication (published for opposition)?

What is a trademark Notice of Publication? A Notice of Publication in a trademark application is good news for the applicant. It means that the…

Should you file a trademark first before using it?

Use or file trademark first? You do not have to apply for a trademark prior to using it. In most cases, trademark rights in the…

What is trademark use in commerce?

What is use in commerce? To establish trademark rights in the US, a trademark owner generally must be the first to use a mark in…

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