The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office grants federal trademarks every two (2) weeks. This is a “bi-week.” The federal registration system stems back to the 1947 Lanham Act. They grant national rights to brands for products and services. Registrations remove words, phrases and designs (e.g., brands) from the public domain. Companies receive exclusive rights to the brands. Moreover, consumers benefit. For example, there is only one source for a McDonald’s hamburger. Only Apple makes iPhones.
Federal rights are powerful. Unlike patents and copyrights, trademarks can last forever. Properly issued registrations add value to a company. Furthermore, federal registration provides numerous additional benefits. View hundreds of our registration grants below: