Do you need a registration in order to use a trademark? No, there is no legal requirement to register or even apply for a mark before you can use it. In fact, it would be impossible in most cases to register a mark in the US before use. Unless a trademark application is based on […]
What happens when your trademark in use is different than the mark in your registration or application?
Does your mark in use match your applied-for or registered mark? Trademark use and registration are two different issues. In an ideal world, your trademark in use should match your registered mark. Trademark use refers to the mark that is actually used in selling your goods or services. Such trademark usage may differ from the […]