Common Law application v First Filed Application
In Trademark Ownership - updated on 11/11/2009
I filed a new trademark application based on use; however there are several marks that confusingly similar to mine filed before me in the USPTO.
I have a senior use rights, but the other marks will be published for opposition very soon.
I guess USPTO only check the marks that are previously filed or registered, because my mark was not opposed to them.
Anyway, I understand that I have to file the opposition against those marks, but if I will not, do you think ...