First Date that the Mark was Used Anywhere

A date of first use anywhere is the date when (1) the goods were first sold or transported, or the services were first rendered, under the mark, and (2) such use was bona fide and in the ordinary course of trade. The date the mark was first used “anywhere” means such use in the United States or elsewhere, regardless of whether the nature of the use was local or national, intrastate or interstate, or of another type.   

The date of first use anywhere will always be earlier than or the same as the date of first use in commerce.

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