A trademark is central part of the business. It presents the good will and reputation of the company. A trademark or service mark includes any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used or intended to be used to identify and distinguish the goods/services of one seller or provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the goods/services.
Although federal registration of a mark is not mandatory, it has several advantages, including notice to the public of the registrant’s claim of ownership of the mark, legal presumption of ownership nationwide, and exclusive right to use the mark on or in connection with the goods/services listed in the registration.
According to the suggestion from United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), if you are a foreign-domiciled trademark applicant, registrant, or party to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, you must be represented at the USPTO by an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the United States. As attorney, we can provide crucial legal advice, conduct trademark clearance searches, help you enforce and maintain your trademark rights and represent you at the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.