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  What are the Risks of Not Registering Trademarks?
 


Did you know other companies could start using a trademark which is identical to your trademark? Did you know other companies can use your trademark on goods/services which are identical to your goods/services in geographic areas where you haven’t used your trademark? Moreover, they might develop “concurrent rights” which could prevent you from using your trademark if you want to expand your business.

However, you can protect your trademark and your exclusivity by federally registering your trademark before a third party begins using it. Even if a third party is already using your mark, you may still be able to federally register your mark. If you have any questions or wish to discuss how this may impact your company, please contact an attorney at Wood Phillips.

Of course, there are often specific exceptions to the above. If you have any questions or wish to discuss how this may impact your company, please contact an attorney at Wood Phillips.

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