How Do I Get A Trademark in New Jersey?
The process of obtaining a trademark includes, after the trademark search, filing an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office, which includes a specimen of the word, or name, or design that’s proposed to be the mark along with a filing fee that covers that particular class of goods. There are several dozen classes of goods and services, and for each class, the US Patent and Trademark Office requires a filing fee. Once that application is filed, an examiner will make sure that there is no existing mark that is confusingly similar to the mark you propose. If the examiner determines that there is no other such mark, the Patent and Trademark Office will then publish your mark to give anybody who reads the Trademark Gazette an opportunity to say, “No. You can’t use that. That’s too similar to my mark.”
The Trademark Office will also look into a number of other factors to evaluate whether or not your trademark should be granted. They want to see whether or not the public would be interested in consuming your product, what the value of your product is and whether consumers can recognize your brand and not confuse it with something else. If it passes that test, then the US Patent and Trademark Office will notify you that the trademark has been granted.
If you are considering going through the trademark process, you should speak with an experienced Intellectual Property attorney who can walk you through the steps and let you know what to expect for your particular trademark.
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