|TRADEMARK, COPYRIGHT OR PATENT?|
|What is a trademark or service mark?
Do Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents protect the same things?
|SHOULD I REGISTER MY MARK?|
|Is registration of my mark required?
When can I use the trademark symbols TM, SM, and ®?
|WHAT DOES THE USPTO DO?|
|HOW DO I FILE A TRADEMARK APPLICATION?|
|Is there a form for filing my application?
Are there other ways to file besides the Internet?
Must I hire an attorney?
|WHAT MUST THE APPLICATION INCLUDE?|
|· NAME OF THE APPLICANT|
|Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to apply?|
|· NAME AND ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE|
|· DEPICTION OF THE MARK (“THE DRAWING”)|
|What is a “standard character” drawing?
What is a “stylized or special form” drawing?
What if I want to show color on the drawing?
|· GOODS AND/OR SERVICES|
|Can I change the goods and/or services after filing my application?|
|· APPLICATION FILING FEE|
|· BASIS FOR FILING|
|What is “use in commerce”?
What is “intent to use”?
Is there any other possible filing basis?
|What is a “specimen” of use?
What is a proper specimen for use of a mark on goods (products)?
What is a proper specimen for use of a mark with services?
How do I file the specimen?
When do I file the specimen?
|Who can sign the application?
How do I sign a TEAS application?
|WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I FILE MY APPLICATION?|
|· LEGAL AND PROCEDURAL REVIEW OF APPLICATION|
|Does the examining attorney search for conflicting marks?
Can I search for conflicting marks before filing?
Are there other reasons the examining attorney might refuse my mark?
|· PUBLICATION FOR OPPOSITION|
|· CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION OR NOTICE OF ALLOWANCE|
|ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR “INTENT TO USE” APPLICATIONS|
|What is an Allegation of Use?
When do I file an Allegation of Use?
Is there a deadline for filing the Statement of Use after the Notice of Allowance issues?
What is a Request for an Extension of Time to file a Statement of Use?
|MAINTAINING A FEDERAL TRADEMARK REGISTRATION|
|USPTO CONTACTS FOR MORE INFORMATION|
|OTHER TRADEMARK RESOURCES|
|The United States Patent and Trademark Office Homepage
Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries (PTDL)
International Schedule of Classes of Goods and Services
Fees for Filing Trademark-Related Documents