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Companies, big and small, have used Byld to register their trademark. Byld trademark registration services can help protect your brand and preserve your business reputation in the marketplace.

Benefits of a Trademark

Byld is a trusted resource for thousands of business owners and entrepreneurs across the country. Our trademark registration experts have years of experience researching, preparing, and filing trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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    Prevent Counterfeit

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    Deter Competitors

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Byld combines comprehensive consultation with in-house expertise to facilitate one of the most cost-effective and efficient trademark registration solutions in the industry. From pre-application research to USPTO Office Action Responses, our service is designed to streamline the process and help to facilitate a successful outcome with your trademark registration.

Who can file a trademark?

Only a trademark's owner can file an application for its registration. An application filed by a person who is not the owner of the trademark will be declared void. Generally, the person who uses or controls the use of the trademark, and controls the nature and quality of the goods to which it is affixed, or the services for which it is used, is the trademark's owner.

What is an EIN?

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) commonly referred to as a Tax ID Number, is a unique number assigned by the IRS to identify a business entity. Whether operating as a sole-proprietor, LLC or a corporation, every new business should obtain an EIN.

What are the benefits of a trademark?

Having a federally registered trademark on the USPTO's principal register provides several advantages:

  • Serves as constructive notice to the public of the registrant's ownership of the trademark
  • Establishes a legal presumption of your ownership of the mark and your exclusive right to use the trademark nationwide on or in connection with the goods and/or services listed in the registration
  • Allows the registrant to bring an action concerning the trademark in federal court
  • U.S registration can be used as a basis to obtain registration in foreign countries
  • Can be filed with U.S. Customs to prevent the importation of infringing foreign goods

Federal registration also allows you to use the (R) (the "Circle-R") symbol. Any time you claim rights in a trademark, you may use the TM TM (trademark) or SM (service mark) symbol to alert the public to your claim, regardless of whether you have filed an application with the USPTO. However, you can only use the federal registration symbol (R) after the USPTO has actually registered the trademark, not without an application or while an application is pending. Following registration, you can only use the (R) symbol on or in connection with the goods and/or services listed in the federal trademark registration.

How long does a trademark take to be registered?

t is hard to predict how long it will take for an application to mature into a registration since many factors can affect the process. Generally, an applicant will receive a filing receipt almost instantly after filing. In addition, you should receive an initial response from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) within approximately three months of filing the application.

However, the total application processing time may be anywhere from 6 months to a year, or even

longer. Most applications are processed completely in slightly less than one year. Overall processing

time depends on your basis for filing and any legal issues that arise in the examination process

How long does trademark registration last?

For a trademark registration to remain valid, a Declaration of Use must be filed: (1) between the fifth and sixth year following registration and (2) within the year before the end of every 10-year period after the date of registration.

Assuming that a Declaration of Use is timely filed, registrations granted PRIOR to November 16, 1989 have a 20-year term. Registrations granted on or after November 16, 1989 have a 10-year term. Trademarks can be renewed for additional 10-year terms. There is no limit to the number of times a trademark can be renewed, as long as use of the mark by its owner continues.

How do I know if I need a trademark or copyright?

Trademark and copyright registration are both means of protecting your intellectual property rights. There are, however, important differences between trademark and copyright protection.

Copyrights are a form of protection for the authors of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other creative works.

Copyright does not cover intellectual property such as titles, names, short phrases, and slogans; familiar symbols or designs; or mere variations of typographic ornamentation, lettering, or coloring. This type of intangible property is often more appropriately protected by a trademark. Think of memorable advertising slogans you have heard. Chances are these slogans are protected by a trademark of some sort, while they are unlikely to qualify for copyright protection.

A trademark protects a word, phrase, symbol or design (or a combination of these), that identifies and distinguishes the goods or services of one person or company from those of others.

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