What is a Trademark?

What is a trademark?

A trademark includes any word, name, symbol, or design, or any combination used, or intended to be used, in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from goods manufactured or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods. In short, a trademark is a brand name.

A service mark is any word, name, symbol, design, or any combination, used, or intended to be used, in commerce, to identify and distinguish the services of one provider from the services provided by others, and to indicate the source of the services.

Trademark rights may be used to prevent others from using a confusingly similar mark, but not to prevent others from making the same goods or from selling the same goods or services under a clearly different mark. Trademarks which are used in interstate or foreign commerce may be registered with the USPTO.

What Do Trademarks Do?

How Long Does a Trademark Last?

What Kinds of Things Can Be Registered as Trademarks?

How Do You Protect a Trademark?

Registering a Trademark

How Is a Trademark Different Than a Copyright or a Patent?

When you are ready to register a trademark, Trademarkia can help.   All applications for the registration of a trademark in the United States are managed by licensed U.S. trademark attorneys at the firm of LegalForce RAPC Worldwide based on a successful conflict check performed to best protect your interests.

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