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Difference Between Domain Names or State Corporate Names and Trademarks

Approval of a domain name, and approval of a corporate name by the Secretary of State of a particular state, does not, in and of ...

What Can You Trademark: Everything You Need to Know

Examples of Indicator of Source The short answer is virtually anything that functions as an indicator of source. Among other examples, common examples include items ...

Your Application for a Trademark is Refused. You Received a Trademark Office Action Response, What Can I Do?

The Steps to Follow if Your Trademark Application was Rejected Contact a Trademark Attorney if you receive an Office Action or a rejection. That is ...

Do I Need to Sell a Good or Sell a Service to Obtain Trademark Rights?

Yes. A clever name or slogan or logo without the sale of goods or services is not a trademark. To obtain a Federal Registration, meaningful ...

Differences Between Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks

Trademarks vs. Copyright vs. Patent These three areas of the law are vastly different, yet there is overlap between them. In some instances, more than ...

Trademark Definition, What It Protects, Symbols, Example

The Definition of a Trademark A trademark functions as an indicator of source for a good or a service. That is, it can be a ...

Can I Sell My Trademark or License It to Someone Else?

Yes. Generally, a Federal Trademark Registration can be licensed or can be sold to someone else. By way of example, a trademark registration can be ...

What Are Common Law Trademark Rights and State Registration of Trademarks?

A common law trademark is another name for an unregistered trademark. A person has common law trademark rights when they start to use a trademark ...

How long will it take for a Federal Trademark Application to mature into a Federal Trademark Registration?

Currently, the USPTO process for a trademark application takes between 9 and 20 months, however, results in the examination phase may alter this timeline.