WHAT IS A TRADEMARK STATEMENT OF USE?
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requires a desired name/logo/slogan to be used in interstate commerce before awarding it trademark rights. In order for the applicant to convey to the USPTO that the trademark does, in fact, meet the Use in Commerce requirement, the applicant must submit a Statement of Use. A Trademark Statement of Use is an affirmation made by the Applicant to the USPTO that the trademark is in fact, now “In Use” in interstate commerce, and is rendered by submitting a form provided by the USPTO. Thus, principally, a Statement of Use is a signed declaration to the USPTO that the goods/services listed in the trademark application have been sold, in a meaningful amount, under the banner of the trademark in at least two States (satisfying the “interstate commerce” requirement).