Who is the trademark applicant?

Who should be identified as the applicant in a trademark application? In every trademark application filed with the USPTO, an applicant must be properly identified. This seemingly straightforward question can be somewhat confusing for trademark filers. Should the company or the individual be identified? What if there are multiple individuals involved in the business? The […]

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How to transfer trademark ownership (trademark assignment)

How do you transfer ownership of a trademark? To change the owner of a federal trademark registration or application, a trademark assignment should be signed and recorded with the USPTO. A trademark assignment is a document signed by the original owner (“assignor”) that transfers ownership of the trademark to a new owner (“assignee”). In most […]

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Who is the trademark owner?

Who owns the trademark? It’s not uncommon for first-time trademark applicants to raise questions concerning ownership of the trademark. A trademark owner must be identified in an application for federal trademark registration. Should the applicant be identified as an individual or a company? The answer depends upon who will ultimately control the quality of the […]

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