In the United States, the registration process includes roughly five steps. The entire process will require a minimum of 10 - 12 months.
A registered trademark confers a set of exclusive rights upon the registered trademark owner. Common rights include the right to exclusive use of the mark in the relation to products or services for which it is registered. Once trademark rights are established in a particular jurisdiction, these rights can generally only be enforced in that jurisdiction. However, there is a range of international trademark systems that allow for the protection of trademarks across multiple jurisdictions.
Trademark Registration Process
The trademark registration process typically consists of 5 steps:
- The availability search
- The trademark registration application
- The registration process
- Publication for opposition
- Issuance of registration certificate