Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A grant by a state or the federal government indicating that a trademark has met certain statutory requirements. Federal trademark registration makes it easier for the owner to protect against would-be copiers and puts the rest of the country on notice that the mark is already taken. Registration will not occur until a mark has been used in commerce.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:26 pm