• 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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  • It is a common myth that a trademark registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) automatically confers global protection. This misunderstanding likely stems from a lack of knowledge about the territorial nature of[...]

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  • A myth among entrepreneurs and business owners is that once a trademark is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), it prevents everyone from using the same trademark. This misunderstanding likely arises from[...]

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  • Many entrepreneurs, professionals, and business owners believe that by registering a business name with a state agency, such as the Secretary of State, they are automatically granted trademark protection in the business name. This misconception often[...]

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