ypes of trademark protection in USA by Company360.in

The USPTO accepts applications for registration of both traditional marks as well as nontraditional and non-visual marks for collective marks and certification marks.

  1. Word Mark - All letters and words in the mark are depicted in Latin characters; all numbers in the mark are depicted in Roman or Arabic numerals, The mark only includes only common punctuation or diacritical marks and does not includes a design element.

  2. Design Mark -The image must be in the .jpg format, scanned at a resolution of 300 to 350 dots per inch, with a length and width of 250 to 944 pixels. All lines must be clean and solid and must produce a high-quality image when its copied.

  3. Color Mark - The applicant must submit substantial proof of acquired distinctiveness. Color marks are visual and should be depicted in color drawings, accompanied by

  • i) a color claim naming the color that are a feature of the mark

  • ii) a separate statement describing where the colors appears and how they are used in the mark. The generic names of the colors should be used in the color claim and location statement.

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  1. Shape Mark (configuration, shape, or design of a product or product packaging) - The applicant must include a description of the mark indicating that the mark is three-dimensional and a drawing that presents a single rendition of the mark in three dimensions.

  2. Sound Mark - The applicant must submit an audio file in electronic that should not exceed 5 MB in size. The applicant must provide a detailed description of the sound, including any words or lyrics.

  3. Flavor Mark - The applicant must submit substantial proof of acquired distinctiveness, a detailed written description of the scent or flavor, and a specimen that contains the scent or flavor that matches the required description of the scent or flavor.

  4. Touch Mark - The mark must be easily represented as graphically.

  5. Motion Mark - If the mark includes motion as a feature, the applicant may submit a drawing that depicts either a single point in the movement or up to five freeze frames showing various points in the movement, whichever better conveys the commercial impression of the mark. The applicant must also provide a detailed description of the motion.

  6. Collective Membership Mark - the mark must be used by the members of a cooperative, an association, or any other collective group or organization.

  7. Certification Mark - Any word, name or device used by a person other than its owner to certify regional or other origin, material, mode of manufacture, quality, accuracy, or other characteristics of such person’s goods or services or that the work on the goods or services was performed by members of a union or other organization.


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