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What is intent to use?

One of the requirements to registering a federal trademark is that the owner must be using the mark or have an “intent to use” the mark. All this means is that the owner must have a bona fide intent to use the mark in a commercial use at some point. This is a relatively easy standard to meet, and the purpose of this requirement is primarily to prevent people from claiming rights to many trademarks they never intend to use, essentially stockpiling them to sell-off at a later time.