You are referring to a business registration. That is completely separate from a trademark registration.In many states once you register the name no one else can use it in that state.
You are correct. Sounds like he is wanting to protect his company name registering it is the first step.You are referring to a business registration. That is completely separate from a trademark registration.
Ahh OK, yes intent to use rings a bell
But the OP should understand that rights to use the mark are still based on who uses it in trade first. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me for a small company to publish in a journal their intent to use, either. Just get on and use it!
Part of the trademark registration process is to prove that you are using the mark in commerce. You can start the trademark process before you start using it, but you cannot complete the process until after you are using it.I don't understand why people always say just go ahead if they feel their idea is special, but I am just starting off
The "intent to use" and "already in use" trademark applications cost the same - $275 to file online at United States Patent and Trademark Office. But the "intent to use" will require you to also submit a "statement of use" which costs an additional $100 once you start using the mark. You will not be able to complete the trademark registration without submitting the statement of use. So basically, it costs an extra $100 to file as an "intent to use."I guess what I'm trying to ask for is any advice from the experienced or how much the "intent to use" trademark cost , which sounds like what I'm looking for
I am also still building the foundation of my business/brand...I have a brand name that I am passionate about but I don't have a back up name that I feel would lucrative or that ppl close to me say they like (would buy if designs are dope) so I would hate if someone stole it ...
Money is low so I am trying to plan my start off expenses but I have been skeptical about not first paying for the trademark before anything else...
For example [ I plan on hiring a graphic designer to design my Logo for a small recruiting tactic to use when building a team, in the process of this 100s of people online can see my brand name or when putting recruiting signs up at Universities, somebody can steal my idea and run with it easily, I don't understand why people always say just go ahead if they feel their idea is special, but I am just starting off]
I guess what I'm trying to ask for is any advice from the experienced or how much the "intent to use" trademark cost , which sounds like what I'm looking for
*Anybodys advice would be helpful
- sorry for long post