How do I apply for Trademark Registration
Trademark registration in the USA must be done. Additionally, you will enjoy many benefits from legal protection of your trademark. One of them is the full legal rights to your trademark which you have legally acquired. This means that if you are harmed through your intellectual property rights, you can to sue the parties responsible.
The sole ownership of your trademark is the second advantage. As mentioned earlier you’ll be allowed to register your trademark with USPTO without restrictions. The status of your trademark registration is valid even if the trademarks aren’t being used for manufacturing or marketing your products and/or services. Any name, symbol or design modification could be included in trademark registration.
You are not required to provide your address, name, and date of birth if you file your trademark in the USA as a sole proprietor. However you are required to provide the name of the individual who is responsible for the business operations. The USPTO doesn’t oblige you to disclose your trade name or other information until ten years after the date of registration. The expiry of a registration does not mean you are no longer the owner registered of the trademark. It’s merely a reminder that your trademark can’t be registered again to use the mark. The rights to use the trademark after ten years will expire and must be renewed.
The USA has a two-year time limit to trademark registration. A successful trademark registration makes it a US trademark. In case you fail to complete the registration and registration of the trademark in the USA is cancelled automatically as the trademark is considered to have been abandoned by the USPTO. This means that the trademark has been cancelled even though it was already registered. However, it is possible to renew the registration by filing a new application within six months.
Before you can file trademark registration in the USA it is necessary to make sure that your name/logo is not duplicated by others. If you are planning to use colors, fonts or other distinctive elements, you must apply for registration at the USPTO. This includes elements like patterns, slogans, designs illustrations and images. Before you can sell your products in the USA you must register.
A trademark application does not include a clear sketch of any products or designs. The original copy must be provided by the person who is applying. The drawing must be in high resolution. The USPTO requires a prescription USPTO to confirm that the product submitted by the applicant is unique.
Foreign applications are a different option that can be used to apply for trademark registrations in the USA. If filing a foreign trademark application, the applicant needs to provide a single original document, in along with six translations (ones in English, Spanish, German, French and Russian). Every translation document must be supported by a translator’s signature certificate. The whole process can take anywhere from six months to one year and costs about the same amount as submitting a US trademark application.
Registration of trademarks in the USA is a complex procedure. The process could take months of study and numerous drafts before you’re capable of filing the required documents. This is a possibility with the right amount of patience, skill and knowledge.