Why Federal Registration is important

Federal registration is one of the strongest forms of protection for your trademark and offers you many benefits. In certain cases, State registration may be enough, but generally Federal registration is preferred. Those thinking about infringing on your rights will think twice knowing that you have gone through the proper steps to protect your trademark with the Federal government. Federal registration is evidence that you own your trademark and that you have the exclusive right to use the mark on your applied for goods or services in commerce. It also demonstrates that you have been using this trademark since you filed your application. Federal registration gives you the right to statutory remedies and to bring suit in federal court. Lastly, it can help you fight bootleggers and affords you rights when filing for certain foreign registrations. Federal registration demonstrates to both your customers and your competitors that you care about your trademark and think it is worth defending and protecting.

This blog is not legal advice and is not specific to your application. You should always consult an attorney.