The Trademark Registration Process in the United States
- Monica Riva Talley and Tracy-Gene G. Durkin
- Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
In the United States, trademark rights are “common law” in nature, meaning that some trademark rights are acquired simply by selling goods and services designated by a particular mark in the U.S. However, there are significant benefits to registering trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).
To read a full summary of the benefits of and process for filing for trademark registration in the U.S., download the attached PDF.