Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
The person or entity who retains legal control over all (or some) of the rights granted under trademark law, usually the first business to use a distinctive trademark on goods or services in commerce. Federal registration is not a prerequiste of trademark ownership but it offers the trademark owner certain benefits. (See also: trademark registration
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:26 pm