Federal trademarks are usually used to market services or products in a number of states and provide nationwide, exclusive rights to use of your mark, even in states that you may not operate in. In contrast, state trademarks only confer rights within that state. If you apply for and secure a federal trademark, you do not also need to file at the state level.
Articles in this section
- How do I check the status of my trademark application or registration?
- How Our Trademark Services Work
- What does it mean to register or apply for a “trademark?”
- Types of Trademarks
- How Are Service Marks And Trademarks Different?
- How Long Does Federal Trademark Registration Usually Take?
- What If I Initially Registered A Trademark for A Specific Product But Later Decide To Use The Same Trademark For Another Product?
- What is a “Common Law” Trademark?
- What Does a Federal Registration Add to "Common Law"Trademark Rights?
- Can I register a domain name as a trademark?