How to File for Trademark Registration

How to File for Trademark Registration

How to File for Trademark Registration

Registration of trademarks is mandatory in the USA. However, legal protection of your trademark will bring you many benefits. In the first place, you’ll be legally protected by your trademark which you legally have. It indicates that if you suffer harm through your intellectual property rights you can sue the offending parties.


The other benefit is exclusive ownership of the trademark. As already mentioned you’ll be able to apply for registration of your trademark with the USPTO without any restrictions. Your trademark registration status is valid even if your marks aren’t used in the production or marketing of your goods and/or services. The trademark registration could reflect any changes in name, symbol, design, etc.


You are not required to provide your name, address, and date of birth if you register your trademark in USA as a sole owner. However you are required to provide the name of the individual who is responsible for these business activities. You do not have to reveal trade names, etc. to the USPTO until ten-years after your trademark registration. The expiry date doesn’t mean that you’ve lost the rights of a a registered owner of the mark. It’s merely a reminder that your trademark is inactive and cannot continue to be registered. After ten year, rights will expire and must be renewed in order to be able to be used again.


After two years from the submission of the application, trademark registration can be completed within the USA. A successful trademark registration will make it a US trademark. If you fail to comply, the trademark registration in the USA is immediately cancelled. The USPTO is able to determine that the trademark has been abandoned. That means that even though rights were granted, they wasn’t registered. However, it is possible to renew the registration through filing a new application within six months.


Before you can register your trademark in the USA You must determine whether your brand name or logo is unique and cannot be replicated by any other. If you plan to use distinctive colors, fonts, and other elements, you will need to apply for registration with the USPTO. This includes elements like patterns, slogans, designs illustrations and images. Registration is required in the event that you plan to sell products in America.


A trademark application is not complete without a precise sketch of the product or designs you wish to protect. The applicant needs to provide the original copy of the design was created by him. The drawing should be of high-resolution. The USPTO office will require a prescription to ascertain that the applicant’s product is original.


When applying for trademark registration in the United States, there’s another option available for foreign applicants. If filing a foreign trademark application, the person applying needs to provide a single original document, in addition to six translations (ones in English, Spanish, German, French and Russian). Each translation must be accompanied by a translation certification that is a signed document from the translator. The entire process can take about six months to one, and costs approximately the same cost for filing a US trademark application.


Registration of trademarks in the USA is a complicated process. It can take months of study drafts, documents, and the necessary documents. It is an option by those with the ability, patience, and experience. It doesn’t take any effort, and requires very little time.