FREE report on how to use trademarks in marketing materials and on the web. This is a great resource for marketing professionals and small business owners -- FREE REPORT.
If you have questions on trademarks, please don't hesitate to ask me.
In the United States, trademark rights are obtained through use of the trademark in commerce, i.e. selling a good or providing a service. Simply own a domain (web address) does not in itself create trademark rights. You need to determine whether the domain owner is using the mark offline (or online at a different domain location). If you find no legitimate use in commerce of the mark, then you can file a trademark registration. Also, check the USPTO trademark database to determine if a similar or exact trademark was filed or registered. Whether you file using the "the" then becomes a marketing question. Keep in mind, the manner in which you state the trademark in you application is the basis upon which your registration will be granted and the rights in and to that registered trademark.
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