Trademark Attorney, Lawyer: Trademark Registration & Trademark Infringement: Trademark Holders Beware: First In Time, First In Right Still Has Weight When It Comes to Domain Name Registrations

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Monday, 28 January 2008


Jill: First things first. Make sure your proposed mark isn't already taken by someone else. Second, identify all the necessary trademark elements necessary to get the trademark registered. It is typically better to hire a trademark lawyer to help with the process so that you get your trademark right the first time to register. Many trademarks achieve registration but are invalid because of a filing or other error.

How does one get started on filing a trademark application with the USPTO?

Registration is really mandatory for anyone seeking to invest in their brand. It offer so many advantages to trademark enforcement and protection. But many mark holders fail to understand that registration does not mean you automatically win. That is why a trademark available search is so important before selecting a company, product or service name. Then register your name. Then work hard to protect your trade or service mark in commerce.

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