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Basic information about trademarks

Tutorial from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

The United States Patent and Trademark Office provides basic information about registering a federal trademark on its web page.  They also provide a video tutorial about the trademark process.

First time filer? Confused by trademark application terms? Trying to fill out the TEAS form, but not sure which buttons to push and fields to complete? For your convenience, the USPTO presents TEAS Nuts and Bolts, a how-to video series that provides information about each page of the TEAS application form. Each video shows how the form is used and provides examples.

Sound Mark - A term derived from 'landmark' used in soundscape studies to refer to a community sound which is unique, or possesses qualities which make it specially regarded or noticed by the people in that community. Sound marks, therefore, are of cultural and historical significance and merit preservation and protection.  Trademark "Sound Mark" Examples.

Information from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The Choose and Register your business page from the SBA gives useful information about trade names and trademarks.

International registration: information from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Applicants interested in filing for trademark protection in foreign countries will find basic information about international registration from the World Intellectual Property Organization.  A brief video about protecting a trademark worldwide is available from the  Madrid Goods and Services Manager web page.

File a Trademark Application:

Trademark Search Manuals


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