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What is the difference between the “date of first use anywhere” and the “date of first use in commerce”?

This information is needed when you apply to register your trademark.  The date of first use anywhere is the date on which the goods were first sold or transported or the services were first provided under the mark even if that use was only local.  The date of first use in commerce is the date on which the goods were first sold or transported or the services were first provided under the mark between more than one state or U.S. territory, or in commerce between the U.S. and another country.  The date of first use anywhere must be the same as or earlier than the date of first use in commerce.  Trademarkia makes the process very easy for you, just click here to get started in applying for your trademark.

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