intent-to-use application (ITU)

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

An alternative method for seeking federal trademark registration based on the applicant's bona fide intent to use the mark in commerce in the near future. Although an ITU applicant may reserve the mark for a limited time, registration on the Principal Register will not occur until the mark is actually used in commerce.

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