• Before diving into the following discussion, it is essential to understand the differences between a word mark, a design/logo mark, and a work plus design mark (or a composite mark consisting of a word mark and[...]

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  • When businesses create trademarks, they often include words that describe their products or services. These descriptive or generic terms can pose an issue during the trademark registration process. To address this, the United States Patent and[...]

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  • Trademark incontestability is a crucial concept for businesses and brand owners who want to strengthen and protect their trademarks. In simple terms, incontestability is a status a registered trademark can achieve, offering stronger legal protections and[...]

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  • Registering trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is essential for Mt. Pleasant, SC-based businesses, entrepreneurs, and online sellers who want to protect their goods and services from unfair competition and infringement from[...]

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  • The USPTO Principal Register is the primary registry for trademarks in the United States, maintained by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The Principal Register, unlike the Supplemental Register, affords trademarks the highest level[...]

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  • The USPTO Supplemental Register is a secondary trademark register managed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Supplemental Register catalogs trademarks that have not yet qualified for the full protections of the USPTO Principal[...]

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  • An Actual Use trademark application is submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) when an applicant has already commenced using a trademark in commerce. This application is crucial for businesses that have begun[...]

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  • A United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Intent to Use (ITU) trademark application is an attractive option for businesses planning to use a trademark in interstate commerce but have not yet begun to do so. [...]

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  • Steps for Reporting Trademark Infringement Access the Amazon Intellectual Property Report Form: Begin by navigating to the "Report Infringement" page on Amazon’s website, where you can find the infringement form needed to file your report. Complete[...]

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  • Amazon Brand Registry is an essential program tailored specifically for brand owners and manufacturers who aim to protect their intellectual property, including trademarks registered with the USPTO, on the Amazon marketplace. Designed to ensure that only[...]

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