Protecting Intellectual Property, Part 2

Securing Trademark Protection In the U.S., trademark rights arise when someone adopts and begins using a mark in commerce in connection with particular goods or services. Simply by being the first to use a particular trademark or service mark, one becomes the owner of the mark, entitled to certain common law rights, including, primarily, the right to stop others from using a confusingly similar mark.

Registering a trademark may provide additional benefits not otherwise available to so

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