Bishop Sakyi and C. Camille NeSmith
Trademarks of the United States properly identify the origin or ownership of the goods it is affixed to. Trademarks protect a person’s right to the continued enjoyment of his good and all goods that flow from it, from unwarranted interference by others. The owners’ goods are physical commodities that are natural, manufactured, or produced. These goods are sold, transported, or distributed within a state and between states.
1. “Protect the public so that it may be confident that, in purchasing a product bearing a particular trademark which it favorably knows.”
2. Ensure that trademark owners from any interference or appropriation by others.
Specific benefits of federally registered trademark include nationwide constructive notice of the owner(s) and evidence of ownership.
A trademark is a word, name, symbol, device or other designation, or combination of such, that is distinctive of a person’s goods or services. Distinctiveness of the trademark distinguishes the identity of those goods or services. Inherent distinctiveness results from use of the designation, which allows prospective purchasers to identify that particular good or service produced or sponsored by a particular person/entity.
Inherent DistinctivenessInherent distinctiveness results from use of the designation, which allows prospective purchasers to identify that particular good or service produced or sponsored by a particular person/entity.
REGISTERING YOUR MARK