Registering a Trademark in the U.S:
Federal trademark registration offers a number of benefits to the trademark owner:
- the right to use the mark nationwide, except in geographical areas where it is already used by others,
- the right to bring an infringement lawsuit in federal court to recover damages and other remedies,
- the mark becoming "incontestable" after five years.
Read our FAQ about Trademarks.
Trademarks in the state of South Dakota:
According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, over 1,150 trademarks were filed from the state of South Dakota between 2008 and 2010, including over 430 trademarks filed in 2010.
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