Trademark Classes Explained: Here's How Classes Work and Why They Matter for Your USPTO Trademark Application (PART 1)

This is Part 1 of the Trademark Classes Explained Series. Definitely check back for Parts 2 and 3 if you can (they will be posted next week). Each part of this Series is different. Part 1 is all about how trademark classes work and why they are so important in terms of your trademark fees and protection.

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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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Have You Met the Requirements to Maintain Your Trademark Registration with the USPTO?

Your trademark has been registered successfully with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) – congratulations! Although this journey that has lasted for a few months has ended, there is still “upkeep” work that must be done to maintain the validity of your trademark with the USPTO.  

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