Why Register A Trademark?
As a business owner, you may be wondering if it's worth registering a trademark for your company. At The Patent King, we strongly recommend that all businesses register their trademarks, and we are here to help business owners throughout the trademark registration process. Here are just four reasons to register a trademark.
Trademarks Are Valuable Assets
Your trademarks are one of your most valuable business assets. They can consist of your business name, slogan, logo, and more. Trademarks can be used to generate revenue through licensing, and can also help protect your company from imitators. By registering your trademark with the USPTO, you are acquiring exclusive rights to use the mark.
Creates Nationwide Constructive Use of Your Mark
A federal trademark registration creates nationwide constructive use of your mark, which can be helpful in case of a dispute. The date of first use as registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is also the date that you can use to prove exclusive ownership of your mark.
Protects and Promotes Your Brand
Once a trademark is registered, the owner may use the ® symbol. The ® symbol makes it clear to everyone that a mark is already registered with the USPTO. The benefits of using the ® symbol are twofold: it tells consumers immediately that your business has been officially recognized as an exclusive source of goods or services and that you have taken the steps to register your mark. The other benefit is that unauthorized users are much less likely to infringe on a registered trademark because doing so could subject them to legal action.
It's the Law
In the United States, trademark registration is mandatory for certain types of marks. The USPTO will not issue a federal trademark registration for a mark that is not registered with the state in which it is used. The Patent King is here to help you with the entirety of the trademark registration process.