How can I get a federal trademark registration?
To obtain a federal trademark registration, you should begin by deciding what mark you want to use. You should then conduct a trademark search to determine whether someone else has already registered the mark. Once you have decided on a mark, you must either use the mark in interstate commerce or intend to use it in interstate commerce. The use must be in interstate commerce, and not solely within a single state, because the federal government only has jurisdiction over interstate commerce and the United States Patent and Trademark Office can therefore only issue trademark registrations for marks used in interstate commerce. Finally, you must file a trademark application with the Patent and Trademark Office and follow through the application process.