Why an early trademark 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. This distinction makes the US different from many foreign countries which provide the first filer with trademark rights. So if earlier trademark use is the determining factor, why should a […]

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Suspended trademark application: What should you do?

What is a suspended trademark application? Certain circumstances may require that the examination of a trademark application be put on hold. A suspended trademark application is one where the trademark examiner (examining attorney) has issued a suspension notice. The notice of suspension will typically identify the reason for the suspension and the particular event that […]

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