There’s a secret trademark attorneys don’t like to share with you. You don’t have to pay for legal services to secure common law rights to a trademark™ or service mark℠ in the United States. You don’t even need to pay or register a mark with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for your mark to be legally enforceable in certain cases in the United States. If you are the first one to use your mark in commerce, and you document it accordingly, you have what is known as common law rights to your trademark or service mark. For a limited time, you can publish your common law marks for free at the mark directory located at http://www.tmsm.org
You can listen to an overview of the new national Trademark/Service Mark directory on today’s Mind Your Business Radio Show :
A common law trademark is established by using a particular word, phrase, symbol, design, or combination of these elements to identify and distinguish a company’s goods or services from those of other companies. Common law trademarks are based on the principle of “first use,” which means that the first business to use a particular mark in commerce has the right to use that mark in connection with its goods or services. Common law service marks are the same concept, but for services instead of products.
Common law trademarks are not registered with the USPTO and do not require a formal registration process. You can immediately deploy a trademark™ or service mark℠ designation to begin to notify others of your exclusivity claims to the use of your mark in commerce.
One version of the Skype logo that was used in commerce until 2017 is a great example of the deployment of a common law trademark™ designation on the graphic version of a now-famous logo. We have no affiliation with Skype or Microsoft, and are using their former logo only as an example of a business deploying a common law trademark. In fact, it was years before Microsoft ever registered the name Microsoft with the USPTO, relying on the common law trademark for their first 19 years until 2004.
Apple publishes a list of their trademarks. Many are registered, many are common law (not registered with the USPTO). See https://www.apple.com/legal/intellectual-property/trademark/appletmlist…
Register for a free account at www.TMSM.org and create your own self-published listing on the worldwide directory of trademarks and service marks to tell the world about your intellectual property. During the beta window for the directory, visit www.TMSM.org, create a free account, and stake your claim on your trademark or service mark, free for a limited time only.
About www.TMSM.org : The trademark and service mark directory was built as a low cost, legal alternative to traditional trademark and service mark registration services. We’re helping people take the law into their own hands. http://www.tmsm.org is wholly owned by Form America LLC and has no affiliation to the USPTO.
Additional information :
Official press release for TMSM.org – https://www.prlog.org/12958291-get-no-cost-trademark-or-service-mark-an…
Mind Your Business Radio Show link about TMSM.org launch – https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/X2qGwH4oozb