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Everything You Need to Know About Specimen of Use Trademark

Frequently Asked Questions about Basics, Timing, Sufficiency and Reasons for Rejection of a Trademark Specimen When will I have to provide a specimen of use ...

International Patent Application PCT or Us Patent Application

Prior to the implementation of the AIA (America Invents Act), there was a long standing debate as to whether it was better to file a ...

Effective Use of the USPTO Patent Prosecution Highway

Should my Patent Application Merge onto the Superhighway Frequently Asked Questions about the Patent Prosecution Highway What is the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)? It may ...

National Stage Patent Application in the United Stated

The US is one of the largest recipients of national stage entries from a PCT International Patent Application. This is due to the US being ...

How to Obtain a Federal Trademark? What Are the Steps To Register a Federal Trademark?

How to Obtain a Federal Trademark Registration To obtain a Federal trademark registration, the process is initiated by completing and submitting a Federal Trademark Application ...

What Makes a Strong or Weak Trademark?

There are strong trademarks and there are weak trademarks. The relative strength of a trademark lies on a spectrum that has fanciful marks at one ...

Can You Use the Same Trademark Name as Someone Else? Can there be Two Different Owners?

“Trademarked a Word” Often, there is a misconception that has “trademarked a word”. Federal Trademark Registrations are not granted without identifying particular goods or services ...

What is the difference between TM, SM, and ®Symbols?

The Use of Different Trademark Marks Only a Federally Registered Trademark can use the coveted “circle R”, or ®. That is, it is improper under ...

What are International Class Trademarks of Goods and Services?

Definition of International Classes The Trademark Office of the USPTO (and the trademark offices generally around the world) classify all of the different goods and ...