Tips to Selecting Proper Trademark Classification in Trademark Application

Every trademark application filed with the United States Patent& Trademark Office (PTO) must identify the goods or services that are associated with the trademark.  Failure to properly classify the goods or services in a trademark application may result in rejection of the trademark application. However, choosing the correct trademark classification is not as straight-forward as… Continue reading Tips to Selecting Proper Trademark Classification in Trademark Application

Trademark Specimen of Use — Is “TM” or ® OK to use in a specimen of use?

It is the policy of the  U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) that trademarks may not be warehoused, or saved for later use.  Therefore, the PTO requires evidence of actual use in commerce before allowing registration of a trademark.  The evidence of actual use is called a “specimen”. Each trademark application must include an acceptable… Continue reading Trademark Specimen of Use — Is “TM” or ® OK to use in a specimen of use?