When do you know when a trademark has been officially cleared for use.
You can do your own research to see if the mark is being used. Or you can pay a legal service or attorney to conduct a search for you. If nothing comes up, you can go ahead and start using the mark.
If you apply for a trademark registration, you can start using the mark right away. The trademark office will go through the process and either approve or reject your application. This usually takes 13-18 months. Once registered, you will officially own the mark.
What does your your trademark is active and live and appears to be in good standing with the united states trademark office mean exactly
It means you own a federally registered trademark. Depending on the specifics of your application, you may own exclusive broad protection rights to the mark and can take legal action against acts of trademark infringement.