Federal Trademark Registration FAQs

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Federal Trademark Registration

  • What is a trademark?

    A trademark protects the specific, unique name, logo, and symbols pertaining to your products or business brand. Trademark protection may apply to business names, symbols, logos, sounds, and even colors that are emblematic of one specific brand. Once registered, a registrant can typically start using the ® symbol after the name, logo or slogan.

  • What do you mean by unique symbols?
  • Why is trademark registration important?
  • Why should I get a trademark?
  • Who can qualify for trademark registration?
  • When should I consider trademark protection for my brand?
  • What could I do if my trademark is already in use?
  • Do I need an attorney to file my trademark application?
  • Are you a legal firm?
  • How long will it take for my mark to register?
  • Is registration of my mark guaranteed?
  • What are the common reasons behind application rejection?
  • What’s the difference between copyright, patent and trademark?
  • How long will the federal trademark registration last?
  • What can be trademarked?
  • Can you register the name of a musical group or band?
  • Where should I place the ® mark?
  • When can I use the ® mark?
  • What is a common law trademark and why bother to register a mark?
  • Should my small business register trademark?