What are the benefits of a federally registered trademark?

A federally registered trademark creates valuable benefits, including:

  • Public notice of your ownership in the trademark,
  • Creation of a legal presumption that you own the trademark and have the exclusive right to use the trademark nationwide in connection with the goods and/or services listed with your trademark registration,
  • Without a federal registration, trademark rights will be limited to the geographic area where the trademark is used, compared to rights nationwide,
  • A federally registered trademark allows the trademark owner a quicker process to expand their products to foreign nations and gain trademarks in those nations through use of the Madrid Protocol.

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