What is a Trademark

Trademarks are words, phrases, graphic designs, or combinations of these elements, used in commerce as source identifiers for goods and services.

In the United States, rights in marks are established by 1) using the mark, under common law, without registration, or 2) registering the mark (using state or federal registration).

Before using a trademark, make sure that there are no prior users of a confusingly similar trademark for the same or similar goods or services.

If you have a question about trademarks, askme at thedford@askmeip.com.