trademark registration
A grant by a state or the federal government indicating that a trademark has met certain statutory requirements. Federal trademark registration makes it easier for the owner to protect against would-be copiers and puts the rest of the country on notice that the mark is already taken. Registration will not occur until a mark has been used in commerce.
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Trademark Law

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