What is Trademark

By: Michael J Foycik Jr. 
The author is a patent attorney with over 28 years experience in patents and trademarks. For further information, please email at IP1lwyr@gmail.com, or call at 877-654-3336


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A trademark is any mark, logo, or phrase that serves to distinguish one source of goods from another.

When a trademark is in actual use in commerce, common law trademark rights can often exist even without a registered trademark. These can be enforced in state courts.

A federally registered trademark can be enforced in federal courts. To get a registered trademark, it is necessary to first file a US Trademark Application.

Such an application needs the information noted in the query form shown on this page.

A trademark search is strongly recommended. Skill is required in interpreting the results, since even identical trademarks can be registered if they are in sufficiently different classes of goods/services.

To get started now:
No money is needed to get started. Once we receive the above-noted information for a trademark application, we perform a free, informal search of the trademark records and advise if a serious obstacle exists in the form of a prior similar trademark application. There is no cost or obligation for this. An experienced trademark attorney interprets the results of the informal search.

Assuming there is no prior obstacle, we prepare the draft trademark application for signature by the owner, and send it along with instructions for completion and fees. The applicant then signs, dates, and returns the draft trademark application, together with the official government filing fee and our service charge.

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