At what point do I have to register my trademark?
When you have a piece of intellectual property that you want to trademark, it is important that you do so before you put your product up for sale or available for the public to see. You want to make sure that after putting so much hard work into creating your intellectual property, no one else steals it or has the opportunity to. That is why it is so important that you obtain the necessary trademarks to protect your property.
If you are interested in protecting your trademark before you sell the product, you should file an “intent to use” application. This way, it is technically yours even if part of it is still in production or it is not ready for sale quite yet. It is really important to keep in mind that the United States Patent and Trademark Office is a government office, and therefore it may have a tendency to take a while to get things going. To ensure your trademark is protected, you will want to make sure you register it as soon as you can.
Before you begin the trademark registering process, either yourself or your intellectual property attorney should use the USPTO website to search whether the trademark is available. If you need any assistance, contact an experienced intellectual property attorney today.
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