Trademarks and service marks both consist of words, symbols, designs, or combinations thereof. A trademark is used to promote goods, and a service mark is used to promote services. For example, the name of a restaurant might be a service mark, but the name of a particular item on its menu might be a trademark. The term “trademark” is commonly used to refer both to trademarks and to service marks.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
- Can a family name or surname be trademarked?
- How long does it take get a trademark or service mark?
- What constitutes trademark infringement?
- What is the difference between a trademark and service mark?
- What is the difference between state and federal trademark?
- Will a state trademark protect a nationwide brand?