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”