The following information will help your trademark lawyer prepare United States trademark applications.
 
 
Trademark Application Information
1. Identify the mark.  Provide copies of the mark if it contains significant stylized typeface or if it is or includes a design.  
2. Name of the owner of the mark.  (Failure to identify the proper owner may invalidate any trademark application or registration.)  
3..  Business address, fax number and e-mail address of the owner of the mark.

 

4.  Nature of business entity (e.g. Delaware corporation).  
5.  If an individual, state the citizenship of the individual.  
6.  If the entity does not have a business in the United States, provide the name of an agent designated to receive service of materials (e.g., a petition to cancel by a third party) in connection with any trademark registration which may issue.  
6.  List in detail the goods and/or services in connection with which the mark is currently being used.

 

7.  Set forth the date of first use of the mark anywhere in the United States in connection with each type of  goods and/or services.  
8.  Set forth the date of the first use of the mark in commerce in the United States in connection with each type of  goods and/or services.  
9.  List in detail the goods and/or services (other than those listed above) in connection with which there is a bona fide intent to use the mark in commerce in the future.

 

10.  Who is the person that will sign the application?  State the capacity of that person and in which capacity that person will sign (e.g. John Smith, Chief Executive Officer)  
11.  If priority is sought based on a trademark application outside of the United States filed less than six months prior to the anticipated filing in the United States, identify the country, date of filing and serial number of the filing.  
12.  If the filing will be based on an existing registration in a country outside of the United States, identify the country, date of registration and registration number.  (A certified copy of the registration or registration certificate will be needed in connection with the filing in the United States.)  
13.  Provide your attorney with specimens showing the manner in which the mark is being used in the United States.  If the mark has not yet been used,  provide mock ups showing how the mark is intended to be used.  

Note:  The preparation of trademark applications may appear exceptionally simple.  However, interaction with professional trademark counsel may be necessary to adequately protect your interests in the filing and prosecuting of trademark applications, and just as importantly, in the investigation, selection and use of trademarks and service marks.
 
 
 

Paul D. Supnik
Attorney at Law

Domestic and International Copyright and Trademark Law;
Motion Picture, Television, Publishing, Media and General Entertainment Law;
Multimedia and Internet Law; Licensing;
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