Trademark Applications

About Trademark Applications

The legal process of obtaining trademark ownership is known as submitting a trademark application. Any word, phrase, emblem, or design that distinguishes the source of one party's goods or services from those of other parties is considered a trademark. A mark must be used in commerce or filed with the appropriate governmental agency, such as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or a foreign equivalent, in order to be granted trademark rights.

The length of the trademark registration process can range from a few months to several years, depending on the country and the complexity of the application.

Remember that some countries, such as the United States, permit applicants to retain rights in a mark before it is actually used in commerce by submitting a trademark application based on a genuine intention to use the mark in commerce.