How does the process work with Trademark Angel? What happens after I buy a trademark package?

There are 3 ways how you can proceed: Book an initial phone call with us. Here is the link. Ask for a free preliminary trademark search to get an idea whether your trademark can be registered. This is a basic search but if your mark is unregistrable, we’ll be able to tell you. Order your search [...]

Classification of Goods and Services in a Trademark Application (class headings)

Every trademark application must list the specific goods and services that the trademark will cover. Products belong to classes 1 to 34. Services belong to classes 35 to 45. Products are tangible, you can touch them. Services are intangible. Below is a rough classification (class headings) just to give you an idea of general categories  [...]

What are different types of names? Company name vs business name vs domain name vs trademark?

What is the difference between company name, business name, domain name and brand or trademark? What are different types of company, domain, business or brand names? Let's get the names straight to avoid confusion. Company name: Legal name of the company, either registered federally or in a certain state (or province in Canada). Example: Microsoft Corporation [...]

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Do I need to register a trademark if my business incorporated?

If you simply business incorporate or register a corporate name, it doesn't mean that the government approved for you to use the name as a trademark. If we take a US LLC, as an example, every state has its own laws about business names. You can register your LLC name in Delaware but the business name registration [...]

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Do I have to use my trademark prior to filing in Canada? Do I have to use my trademark after registration?

In Canada, use is no longer required for filing or registration. In fact, filing bases have been completely eliminated. No specimens of use or statements of use are necessary. Use is mandatory to maintain your trademark after registration. It is possible to cancel a trademark for non-use if the trademark has not been in use [...]

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Can I use my trademark if it isn’t registered?

It’s perfectly legal for you to use your trademark without registration. However, if you are using a trademark that is similar to another name that was adopted before you adopted your trademark, you may be liable for trademark infringement. To minimize the risk of choosing a trademark that's similar to another name, you should do [...]

How long does it take to register a trademark?

It takes a minimum of 8 months to register trademark in the US. If there are office actions (objections from the Trademarks Office), then registration will be delayed. It's not uncommon for a registration to take a year or longer. It takes 20 months to register a trademark in Canada. It's painfully slo-o-ow. Don't ask [...]

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