Content tagged "Trademarks"

applicant (trademark)

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

trademark owner

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 §§501, 502–502.03 for assignment of marks and changes of ownership.

-- see TMEP §803 for more information on the trademark applicant

-- see TMEP §1201–1201.07(b)(iv) for more information on ownership

Lunch and Learn with SCORE Nashville

May 2, 2018 America/Chicago
Learn how you can use intellectual property to protect and grow your business! Regional Director Hope Shimabuku and other employees of the Texas Regional Office will present an...

legal entity

an individual or organization – such as an association, corporation, partnership, proprietorship, limited liability company, or trust  that has legal standing and the legal capacity to, among other things, enter into legal agreements or contracts, assume legal obligations, incur and pay debts, sue and be sued, and be held legally responsible for their actions.

Meet the Trademark Experts

May 2, 2018 America/Chicago
Join us at the USPTO Texas Regional Office where we will be hosting an interactive Q&A session with the Trademark Experts. The presentation will cover on navigating the USPTO...

Branding and Trademarking Your Product

May 23, 2018 America/Los Angeles
The next installment of the Navigating Through the Invention Process: From Idea to Product to Market series focuses on the next step in process, "Branding and Trademarking your...

TPAC Quarterly Meeting

May 4, 2018 America/New York
Trademark Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting - May 4, 2018

Invention-Con 2018

August 17, 2018 America/New York
IIC 2018 The Importance of Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship