TRADEMARKS: BENEFITS OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL REGISTER



Has your mark been refused registration on the Principal Register? Well, all is not lost, you can still maintain your registration on the Supplemental Register.


BENEFITS OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL REGISTER

The following is a non-exhaustive list of benefits of supplemental registration

  1. Federal court subject matter jurisdiction over infringement and related unfair competition claims

  2. Your registration may be cited by trademark examiners against later applications to register similar marks

  3. Your may be included in trademark search results, which may deter third parties from adopting similar marks

  4. You acquire the right to use ® and other notices of federal registration

  5. Creates a first registration useful for securing some counterpart foreign registrations and priority

Thus, don't be discouraged because you might not be eligible for the principal, at this time. Over time, you may acquire eligibility and permission to amend your registration to the principal register.


If you need assistance with your trademark registration, overcoming a descriptiveness refusal, or other office action, schedule your legal consultation today. Cooper Legal is happy to assist.

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