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Trademark Filing Guides

The Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic provides two free-to-use trademark filing guides to entrepreneurs and creatives considering whether to file a federal trademark application with the USPTO.

The first guide — Trademark Decision Tree Guide — provides information about whether filing a trademark application might be useful, as well as about various aspects of trademark filing.

The second guide — USPTO Application Guide — informs about the information needed to file and annotates a model trademark application.

After viewing both guides, if you feel that your trademark strategy is more complex than can be addressed by either guide, we recommend that you seek counsel. You may access the guides by clicking “I agree” below. 

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