Content tagged "Trademarks"
Researching Patent and Trademark Information: Essential Information You Need to Protect Your Intellectual Property
the person or organization that applies to register a trademark. An applicant can be an individual or an organization capable of suing and being sued in a court of law, such as a corporation, partnership, joint venture, union, or association.
The applicant must also be the trademark owner or be entitled to use the trademark at the time the application is filed. The trademark owner is the person or organization that applies the trademark to goods they produce, or that uses the service mark in the sale or advertising of services they perform.
-- see TMEP §803 for more information on trademark applicants
the person or legal entity that applies the trademark to goods they produce, or that uses the service mark in the sale or advertising of services they perform. The trademark owner also generally controls the nature and quality of the goods sold or services rendered under the trademark. A party that merely imports or distributes goods bearing the trademark of a manufacturer or producer is not the owner of the trademark.
The applicant listed in a trademark application must be the owner of the trademark. In the case of an intent-to-use application, the applicant must be entitled to use the mark in commerce.
-- see TMEP §803 for more information on the trademark applicant
-- see TMEP §1201–1201.07(b)(iv) for more information on ownership