Trademark Registration in Maryland, How to, and Costs

Trademark Registration in Maryland, How to, and CostsTrademark Registration in Maryland, How to, and Costs

What is a Trademark?

 Trademark Registration in Maryland, How to, and Costs

A trademark is a word or symbol that shows the source or origin of the good that is being sold. In other words a trademark is the logo or name of a company that we associated with a product. This identify allows a company to brand their product, and help people to remember what the product is or looks like.Trademark Registration in Maryland, How to, and Costs

A few examples of a trademark will help to illustrate this point. The first example that one would think of would be the Coke logo. The script logo that spells out Coke is the trademark. The color of the can is not part of the trademark. The color is called trade dress, but that is a story for a different blog post! Another few other examples would be the Starbucks logo, and or colored Google logo.  As the examples show a trademark is the logo of the business that we associate with them.

 Trademark Registration in Maryland, How to, and Costs

Why should you register your trademark?
 
The main reasons to trademark a logo is to protect that good will that is associate with your business, and to make sure that other companies can not use your logo. Also by registering your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office there are several other advantages.
 
First, you are able to prove that you used the mark first. In a trademark law suit, one needs to be able to prove when their mark was first used. If you can prove that you are the first person to use the mark then this is one of the prongs of the case that you need to prove.
 
Second, you have access to federal courts. Having access to federal courts allows for many different remedies that may not be available at the state level. Compare to 35 USC 1117
 
How do you register your trademark?  There are several ways of doing it. 1) Common Law Registration  2)through Secretary of State of Maryland  3)Federal Registration through the U.S. Patent Office
Trademark Registration in Maryland, How to, and Costs
How much do we charge for trademark registration? We can provide you a quick price via telephone depending on complexity, and other costs connected to the research, if necessary.  Call now at 443 413 5756T
 
As an FYI, the website for patent and trademark is http://www.uspto.gov/rademark Registration in Maryland, How to, and Costs
Show Comments

Comments are closed.