Top 15 Reasons to Register a Mark

As many already know, a proper trademark or service mark registration provides the holder with the exclusive right to use the mark in commerce as well as the right to bar others from doing so. Federal registration will also help to avoid infringing on the rights of others. In short, registering a mark will provide you with powerful legal protection, although there are several additional benefits. Let’s take a look at the top 15 reasons to register a trademark or service mark:  More than a cool certificate to hang on the wall in your office, federal registration status makes it more effective to assert your rights against an alleged infringer rather than relying on, and proving, claimed common law use rights. The right to use the “®” symbol, which may discourage others from adopting a mark too similar to yours. The right to have your mark appear in the Trademark Register, making it more likely that a later-comer will discover your prior rights and…

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