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Frequently Asked Questions

How can you reserve a trademark for future use during the planning or development stage of creating a product?

Reserving a trademark for future use during the planning or development stage of creating a product is a strategic move that can protect your intellectual property rights. This can be done by filing an "intent to use" trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This process ensures that you have exclusive rights to the trademark when you're ready to launch your product in the market. The "intent to use" application gives you a maximum of three years from the filing date to use the mark. It's important to note that the date of your official rights to the trademark is when you file the intent to use application, not when you use the mark commercially. This date is crucial if you ever have to defend your mark against an infringing company or individual. Before filing, it's essential to choose a unique and distinguishable mark. Avoid generic names and phrases, and consider using a creative or fanciful name that indirectly suggests the product or service you provide. It's also crucial to check that no one else is already using the mark by searching through registered trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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