Steps to Take When Investing in a Trademark

A trademark is an important investment in protecting your business

by C. Daniel Baker

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Obtaining a trademark involves five steps:

Search for Conflicting Trademarks

Your first step is to make sure there are not any conflicting trademarks. You should search on the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s website to see if there are any conflicting trademarks that have already been registered. Then work with an attorney to run a more comprehensive search. Even if a trademark has not been registered, it could still have superior intellectual property rights over yours if it was being used prior to your trademark.

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