How Long Does It Take to Get a Trademark? [2021]

It takes twelve to eighteen months to register a trademark. However, the good news is that if your mark registers, your trademark protection begins from the date of filing, and not the date of registration.

TEAS Plus vs Standard: Pick the Right Trademark Application

TEAS Plus or TEAS Standard? Picking the right trademark application can have serious consequences. As a first step, check the Trademark ID Manual.

If you’ve started your trademark application you’ve likely come across two options: “TEAS Plus” vs “TEAS Standard” and asked to pick between the two. You understand trademark basics, and you completed a conflict check search for your trademark. Choosing between the two is the difference between a $100 fee, an Office Action refusal, or potential trademark application rejection. […]

What are Trademarks and What Do They Protect? [2021]

  I. What are Trademarks and What Do They Protect?: The Definition of a Trademark What do trademarks protect? The definition of a “trademark” is: “‘[a]ny word, name, symbol, or device or any combination thereof’ used by any person ‘to identify and distinguish his or her goods, including a unique product, from those manufactured or […]