3.31.2016

5 Things To Do in Your Annual Trademark Review


You've done the hard part in registering your trademark and getting it approved. You're also using it in the public market. But you should make a habit of reviewing your trademarks each year and check for the following:

  1. That all of your registered marks are in order and up to date and that you register any with the USPTO that are not.
  2. That you have been using your registered marks. Determine whether they have value and consider how you may use them more and better.
  3. That the ownership information on file at the USPTO is correct. This is especially important if there has been a change in ownership through a merger and acquisition or some other type of business transaction.
  4. That the mark you currently use has not been altered or changed from the mark on file. Otherwise you need to update your file with the modified mark.
  5. That you have a collection of samples demonstrating your use of the trademarks.
If you have questions or want guidance on how to protect your trademarks, contact me at danny@djimlaw.com.

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