Commercial Use vs. Intent to Use of Trademarks

This post explores how Use in Commerce Basis (aka “commercial use”) of a trademark differs from Intent-to-Use Basis when registering your trademark with the USPTO. The closely related issues of deciding whether to elect Section 1(a) or Section 1(b) as the filing basis for a trademark application, is intricately connected and will also be considered. To switch things up a bit, I want to approach this topic using a hypothetical scenario.

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