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Trademark Owner

Definition - What does Trademark Owner mean?

A trademark owner is a party who possesses the legal rights to a trademark. A trademark is a logo, design, phrase, graphic, etc. that indicates that goods are made or services are provided by a specific company.

It is illegal for other companies to use trademarks owned by another company or person.

Justipedia explains Trademark Owner

In order to get a trademark, a company simply has to be the first company to use it, or it can register the trademark with the federal government. Official trademark registration can help to prevent disputes and lawsuits around the trademark. For this reason, many companies choose to register their trademarks.

Unlike patents, trademarks can be renewed indefinitely. They usually last a maximum of 20 years, but a renewal period can begin after that if the trademark is renewed.

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