Registered trademark symbol means a word, phrase, symbol, name, phrase or abbreviation that identifies the owner of a particular property, or a particular business.
This could be an owner’s name, a business name, or an individual’s name.
Registered trademarks have different meanings depending on the state and federal regulations, as well as the owner’s personal history.
The registration of a business trademark usually has a specific purpose.
The most common purposes are to identify a business and provide a name, address, phone number, email address, business hours, and/or website address for the business.
The registrant may also use the trademark to advertise the business or to promote its products or services.
A registered trademark can also be used to identify the name of a company, to describe the goods or services, or to refer to a company’s products.
Some registered trademarks have been used for decades to identify individuals and entities in business and in the legal profession.
These registered trademarks may be of use to individuals, businesses, and associations, but not to organizations.
For example, a registered trademark might be used in the name and/orgains of a real estate company, a health care provider, a food and beverage distributor, or any other entity with a financial interest in the use of a trademark.
To register a registered business trademark, the owner or a third party must first obtain the owner authorization for the trademark.
This authorization can be obtained from a state or federal agency, a corporation, or the owner himself or herself.
In most states, the application for the owner approval is filed with the Secretary of State and is accompanied by an application fee of $125.
In some states, application fees are waived for applicants who have not previously registered their business trademark.
The approval may be obtained online or by mail.
The owner of the business may use the registered trademark symbol in the registered name of the trademark and in a business card or certificate.
The symbol may be on the business card, business card sleeve, or other accompanying material.
The application must include the following: Name of the person or business seeking the registration.
Business name and telephone number of the owner.
Business address or mailing address of the registered owner.
Name and address of any other person or entity the applicant claims to have a financial or ownership interest in.
The registered owner must also submit the following materials: The application for a registration of the proprietorship or proprietor’s representative.
The completed application fee and payment of $1.00.
The written statement that the applicant will pay the $1,500 application fee to the Secretary for a trademark registration.
For information about obtaining a business registration, see Registration of a Business Name.
In addition to the application fee, the registrant must also pay a $75 filing fee.
The fee covers the actual cost of registering the trademark, plus an administrative fee of one-half the fee charged for the original application and an additional $75 administrative fee.
A copy of the application and the fee must be submitted to the applicant by certified mail or registered mail.
It must be accompanied by a certified copy of a certificate of registration issued by the Secretary.
If the application is denied, the applicant may be liable for the costs of processing and mailing the registration and an administrative penalty of $25 for each day that the application has not been processed.
The secretary may require a fee waiver if the applicant fails to submit all required information, such as a certificate from the owner that he or she has an ownership interest.
The applicant must also provide a copy of any proposed business name that has been used as the name for the registered business, as amended, or as the business name for any other business in the same name.
The name of an entity may be used as a trademark if it has a business purpose and the name is not an abbreviation or abbrevated abbreviation of the name used by another entity or if the entity is a limited liability company.
A company’s name must be used for all of its registered trademarks.
The company must also have an appropriate business name in the public domain, but the owner can choose to register a new name.
To determine whether a company has been registered or whether an entity has registered a business mark, check the name information on the company’s registration statement.
The Department of Commerce has published a brochure, Business Names for Businesses and Other Entities, for use in preparing applications for business registration.
This brochure has some additional information about the application process, including the application filing fees, the name requirements, and additional forms that applicants may use.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office also publishes an online business register.
You can also contact the Secretary or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) if you have any questions.