Trademark Use vs. Registration: What is the difference?

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 […]

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Rejected trademark specimens: What to do

Why do trademark specimens get rejected? Back in the old days when paper trademark applications were filed via snail mail, original specimens of use were mailed to the USPTO. The physical specimens of use had to meet certain dimensional requirements, such as being flat or flattened, in order to avoid the hassle of dealing with […]

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