Today’s post highlights benefits of federally registered trademarks and provides resources for registering your trademark at the state & federal level.
Businesses often are faced with the choice of whether to register a trademark or service mark with a state or the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It is well known that state registrations tend to be less expensive and often take less time to apply for and receive confirmation that the mark has been registered. However, there are key benefits to registering your trademark with the USPTO. Today’s post highlights those key benefits of federally registered trademarks and service marks, and provides helpful resources for registering your trademark at the state and federal level.
The Lanham Act
First, let’s start with the basics. Under the Lanham Act, a person who obtains a federal registration that predates another person’s use of…