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
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?