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Trademark Intent-to-Use

SAM IP Trademark Attorneys

One of the requirements ​to obtain a federal trademark registration is that you are actually using your trademark in commerce and in connection with your goods or services. If you are not yet using a word or logo as a trademark in connection with your goods or services, but want to reserve the right to use that word or logo over competitors and others, then you may file an intent-to-use trademark application. An intent-to-use trademark application will give you priority over all others based on the filing date of your application.


An intent-to-use trademark application goes through a similar process as an in-use trademark application. The United States Patent and Trademark Office will examine the trademark application and upon completion of the exam and acceptance of the trademark, the Trademark Office will issue a notice that the trademark has been accepted for registration. From the date this notice is issued, the applicant will have six months to file either a statement of use, which offers proof that the applicant has started to use the trademark in commerce, or an extension request, which gives the applicant six more months to begin using the trademark. Upon the filing of an acceptable statement of use, the Trademark Office will register the trademark. 

Our trademark attorneys will go through the three steps of our Trademark Registration Flat Fee Service to file your intent-to-use application. We will also be happy to assist you in filing a statement of use once you begin using your trademark in commerce.

For further questions about intent-to-use applications or for more information about our Trademark Registration Flat Fee Service, contact our attorneys today.  

Contact Us Today To Begin Your Trademark Protection

Our trademark attorneys are ready to listen to you and to tailor a unique plan that fits your needs and grants you the greatest degree of trademark protection at an affordable price. We offer flat-fee quotes for trademark registration and for many of our other trademark services, as well as hourly rates depending on our clients' unique situations and needs. If you are ready to begin your trademark registration, enforcement, or have questions about trademarks, call us today to speak to an attorney or fill out our message form.   


(650) 285-1799


(801) 753-9055

(435) 650-8019

Colorado & Eastern Utah

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(650) 285-1799


Colorado & Eastern Utah........

(801) 753-9055

(435) 650-8019


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