One of the top questions we are often asked is do I really need to register my trademark with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office? Our answer may come as a surprise to most people: No, no you do not!
by The Trademark Company
updated 06/21/2002 | 4 Min Read
Block chain technology has been around for a while. In short, it’s a manner of securing information in a record that can never be altered or deleted. Further, when it is added to a record, because of the way it is done, you have a unique time stamp (i.e., we know when it was added for all time, space, and dimension) that likewise cannot be altered.
NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token and is, effectively, a set of data that is stored on a block chain. This can include anything from real estate transactions to cryptocurrency to trademark rights.
Remember “unregistered” trademarks are protected just like USPTO trademarks so long as they can show the trademark is (1) in use and (2) is otherwise entitled to trademark protection? A trademark secured on the block chain satisfies that first component whether the trademark is registered or not by providing incontrovertible evidence of use at a definitive time. Moreover, should you ever try to enforce a registered trademark you will need to prove when it was first used in commerce. Registration on the block chain satisfies this requirement.
Make Sure Your Trademark is Protected!