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Staying Legal: A Guide to Copyright and Trademark Use by Francine Ward

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Lesson 11:How to Register Your Trademark

We’re in the final stretch. In this lesson you will learn how to register your own trademark without the assistance of a lawyer—if you so choose. The steps in registering your trademark are

  • making an initial determination of classification
  • doing a thorough search
  • analyzing the report
  • selecting the proper application form
  • submitting specimens
  • paying the fee
  • checking the status of the application.

Make an Initial Determination of Classification

The first step in the registration process is to identify how you want to use your mark, such as in relation to your coaching, speaking, or training services, or on your merchandise, books, or handouts. That will help you determine the class in which you ...

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