United States Patent and Trademark Office Registration One of the most important steps to protect your trademark is registration with the United States Patent and Trademark office. Registration of your mark grants you (1) Registration in the USPTO database of registered trademarks (2) Exclusive use of the circle ® symbol (3) Subject Matter jurisdiction in the Federal courts to enforce your rights if it should ever become necessary. We have over 25 years of experience registering trademarks, responding to office actions and securing registration for our clients. (GO)
Clearinghouse Trademark Registration Once you are registered with the USPTO you are eligible to register your trademark with the Trademark Clearinghouse. The benefits of a Clearinghouse registration include (a) eligibility for Sunrise Registration periods for all new gTLD domain names (b) notice to anyone seeking to register your trademark that you are a registered rights holder so they don’t bother trying to register your mark as their domain name and (c) notice to you if they proceed to register your mark – and an opportunity to request suspension of that infringing registration. (GO)
Trademark Monitoring, Enforcement & Protection Trademark registration and Clearinghouse Registration are key steps for brand owners to protect their brand. Even then, in order to maintain your registration prudent policing and enforcement of your mark is crucial to maintain the strength and enforceability of your mark. Failure to do so can severely compromise your right to prevent others from using your mark – even in direct competition with you. With over 25 years of providing trademark protection services we are uniquely suited to guide you through the frustration of learning that a competitor has infringed upon your trademark. Don’t wait – contact us immediately – your trademark rights may depend on it.