The United States Patent and Trademark Office wants to make sure that you are not claiming rights to a previously registered Trademark if you are no longer using it in commerce. To this end, the USPTO shifts to the burden of proof to the applicant and requires:
Trademark Renewal Filings: Here’s What You Need to Know
Unfortunately, registering your Trademark in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is only the start of your fabulous journey of intellectual property proprietorship. As we’ve seen in previous articles, the USPTO is a stickler for time and dates and if you do not file the necessary renewal filings, the USPTO may very well cancel your trademark. Let’s dig in.