How Are Trademarks Acquired?

Trademarks generally are acquired through adoption and use. Trademarks may also be obtained by assignment. Check with a trademark lawyer for more information about trademarks by assignment because that subject is too legally complicated to be covered in this document.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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