How to buy and sell your own trademark
Trademarks are valuable assets, not only to companies but also to individual consumers.
In addition to protecting and enhancing the brand of a company, a trademark is also a powerful means to convey its values to a consumer.
Here are the key principles that define the process of trademark registration, as outlined by the Trademark Act, 1954.
Trademark laws apply to any business or enterprise, including any private association.
The trademark must be registered by filing a notice of registration with the Registrar of the Patent and Trademark Office.
Trademark registration is a formal process by which a person, firm, association or other entity is identified as the owner of a trademark.
It may be done electronically or in person.
For example, a company might file a notice in person with the Registration Office.
If the registration is made in person, the trademark owner may pay a filing fee.
The company or association may also pay a fee for the service of a notice.
The registration fee can be waived for certain specified circumstances, and the Registrar’s office may charge an additional fee for such waiver.
The Registrar’s Office can also waive fees for certain types of trademark registrations, but the registration fee is waived for all other types of registration.
For more information, see: How to register your business name and trademark.
For details on how to file a trademark registration notice with the Trademaking Institute, visit: http://www.trademaking.org/filing-and-issuing-a-trademark-notice/how-to-register-your-business-name-and_trademarks.htm.
For other questions about trademark registration or to learn more about filing a trademark application, contact the Registrar.
A Trademark Registration Notice (Registration Notice) is filed with the Register of Copyrights for each registered trademark and is considered a public record.
The filing fee is $100.
To view or print the registration notice, go to: http:www.copyright.gov/publications/registration-notice.htm and choose File Copyright Application.
A trademark is an American trademark that is registered by an individual or entity and is protected by law.
The words “Patent” or “Patents” appear in boldface type.
If a trademark has more than one name, the first name appears first in bold.
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
A person, partnership, association, corporation or any other entity may not use a registered trademark for any purpose without first obtaining permission from the registered owner.
For information on registering a trademark, go: http.dol.gov:80/dol/pubs/dpa/titles/fda_fda.htm .
For more details on the Registration and Patent Office’s process for registering trademarks, visit http://info.fda:fda/regulatory_circuit/fdda.htm#Registrars_Process_of_Registration.