A trademark includes any word, name, symbol, sound, smell or device (or any combo of those) that identifies and distinguishes your goods and services.
This can include a unique product, from those manufactured or sold by others. A trademark indicates the source of the goods and services, even if that source is unknown.
Learn more about how trademarks will help you protect your business:
What Is a Poor Man’s Trademark?
Are you looking to get a trademark for a product or service and are wondering if you can get a poor man’s trademark instead? And what exactly is a poor man’s trademark What Is a Poor Man’s Trademark? A poor man’s trademark, in simple terms, is when a person mails to themselves in an envelope their underlying artwork or name they wish to trademark to themselves using the United States…
How Long Does It Take To Get a Trademark?
Trademark rights can be very important, and the process to get a trademark can take some time. While the timing can be dependent on the specific facts and circumstances surrounding your particular trademark, the whole process typically takes about a year in total to complete. How Long Does it Take to Get a Trademark? There is a general timeline and process to take to get a trademark, going from its initial inception to ultimate trademark approval with the United States…
What Is a Dead Trademark?
A trademark is a recognizable sign, design, or expression that identifies the goods or services of a particular source. Trademarks can be registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to receive more robust legal protection than those automatically granted under common law legal rights. What is a Dead Trademark? A dead trademark is what happens when a mark no longer has any type of federal trademark registration with the USPTO but did at one point in time…
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