A trademark is a word, phrase, image or other representation that indicates the source of goods or services. You can acquire common law trademark rights simply by using a trademark in commerce. However, common law rights are limited to the geographic area where the mark is used.
Registration solves the problem of limited common law rights by granting the registrant nationwide rights. In order to register, trademark users must submit an application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Federal trademark registration with the USPTO confers a presumption of nationwide rights to exclusive use of the mark. This is one of several reasons why federal registration is important for establishing strong trademark rights.
Other benefits of federal registration include:
RPL has experience securing trademarks in the United States and internationally. Our knowledge and skill for preparing applications ensures meeting all the requirements of the Trademark Office, providing for a streamlined review through the examination process.
Please contact RPL for more information about trademark applications.
Trademark searches and opinions help you gather information and inform your decision for your matters. Quality searches and reliable analysis matters.
Trademark registrations protect your brand, including its names, logos, and taglines. RPL registers your trademarks in the U.S. and internationally.
Trademark agreements are essential for trademark ownership and maintaining strong rights. RPL tailors trademark agreements for your specific needs.
Offensively or defensively, RPL partners with experienced trademark trial attorneys to manage all stages of your trademark litigation.
Trademark registrations require ongoing monitoring to meet critical maintenance deadlines. RPL tracks your dates so you never miss a deadline.
The strength of your trademark depends on how well you enforce it against conflicting marks. RPL polices your brand and resolves confusion issues.