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Q.What are some of things I need to do to protect my trademark?

A.To protect and maintain your trademark, your should:

  1. Maintain documentation to prove when the mark was first used in commerce and interstate commerce
  2. Continue using the trademark properly in commerce, and/or interstate commerce always in the same manner and with the proper notice;


  3. Police the usage of the mark in the marketplace by others and stop any third parties from infringing the mark with a cease and deist letter and litigation if necessary; and


  4. File the required statements (Section 8 Affidavit) and renewals (Every 10 years) in a timely manner.





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