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What is a Trademark?
A trademark includes any word, name, symbol, slogan, or any combination used, or intended to be used, in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from goods manufactured or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods.

What are the benefits of a federal trademark registration?

Constructive notice nationwide of the trademark owner's claim.

Evidence of ownership of the trademark.

Jurisdiction of federal courts may be invoked.

Registration can be used as a basis for obtaining registration in foreign countries.

Registration may be filed with U.S. Customs Service to prevent importation of infringing foreign goods.

How do I find out whether a mark is already registered?
You can conduct a comprehensive search that checks state, federal, common law, and domains by clicking here.

Is a federal registration valid outside the United States?
In Most countries no, but certain countries recognize a United States The laws of each country regarding registration must be consulted.


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