No more DIY in the US for Foreign Trademark Registration

Courtesy of our friend David Copland, a trademark lawyer based in Dresden, Germany: Amendments to the Trademark Rules of Practice published in the U.S. Federal Register of July 2, 2019 require as of August 3, 2019 all foreign trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to a TTAB proceeding are required to use a U.S.-licensed attorney forContinue reading “No more DIY in the US for Foreign Trademark Registration”

Which symbol do I use for my trademark?

™? ®? ℠? ©? Ever wonder what all those brand name symbols mean? Here is the simple lowdown. The ® indicates that a trademark is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It should only be used after you have received confirmation from the USPTO that your mark has been registered. TheContinue reading “Which symbol do I use for my trademark?”

Protecting and Maintaining Your Trademark Registration

The battle to protect your trademark does not end with federal trademark registration. Once registered, you have to be vigilant about protecting the trademark from misuse, or risk losing the trademark’s protected status. The better the brand name, the easier it will be to protect it from improper use by others. Protection begins with yourContinue reading “Protecting and Maintaining Your Trademark Registration”