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Does the Trademarkia business page service demonstrate a use in commerce of my trademark?

No it does not. You must actually sell or market your goods or services in interstate commerce to demonstrate use of your business name or logo. In otherwords, you must be using the mark in the sale or transport of goods or the rendering of services in “interstate” commerce between more than one state or U.S. territory, or in commerce between the U.S. and another country. For goods, the mark must appear on the goods (e.g., tags or labels), the container for the goods, or displays associated with the goods. For services, the mark must be used in the sale or advertising of the services. Merely creating a business page on Trademarkia is not a use in commerce.

There are no government filing fees to create a business page on Trademarkia. Alternatively, by paying government fees and filing to register your trademark, you can potentially get damages against infringement in addition to stopping others. If you upgrade a business page to a trademark registration request with the government at any time for $100 plus the government fee of $275. By filing a registration request with the government, you can seek federal protection for your name, logo, or slogan.

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