Streamlined Trademark Cancellation Considered by USPTO

streamlined trademark cancellation

In a recent blog post, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office said that it may add a streamlined trademark cancellation proceeding.  This process would focus on canceling trademark registrations for marks that are not in use.  Of course, they are still researching this option.  And it may be years before it comes to fruition (if … Read moreStreamlined Trademark Cancellation Considered by USPTO

Trademark Priority: When Should I Register My Trademark?

trademark priority

In the United States, you get trademark rights by using your trademark in commerce.  When there is a dispute over a trademark, a major issue is determining which party had trademark priority.  In other words, “who established rights first?”  You should file your trademark application as early as possible to prevent a situation where someone else … Read moreTrademark Priority: When Should I Register My Trademark?