This Note discusses the acquisition of trademark rights and registrations in the US. It covers the legal framework for trademark protection, what a trademark protects, and the requirements for obtaining federal trademark protection under the Lanham Act. It also discusses the process for applying for, securing, and maintaining federal trademark registrations with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Michael J. Schwab, Esq., Abelman, Frayne & Schwab, with Practical Law Intellectual Property & Technology
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