4090049313_b3ae09a508_mMany people ask “Why do I need to register my trademark?” True, the owner of a mark will obtain some measure of common law rights by simply using a mark, but these rights are limited in scope when compared to the more important rights conferred by a Federal trademark registration.

Exclusivity Nationwide

One of the most important benefits of Federal registration is that a registration creates a legal presumption that you own that mark and have the exclusive right to use the mark nationwide on or in connection with the goods and/or services listed in your registration. Therefore, a Federal registration confers exclusivity and for another party to claim otherwise and contend that a trademark owner does not have such rights requires a potentially significant showing.

Continue Reading Why You Should Seek Federal Registration of Your Trademark