If you fail to object to an infringing trademark, the USPTO might consider your mark abandoned. This will cause you to lose your trademark and all associated protections.
A common law trademark is a type of legal protection you gain by using your name or logo in commerce in order to market your brand.
The general rule in the U.S. is that the exclusive right to use a trademark belongs to the first person to establish a trademark in that specific location.
Using the Circle R ® before you have successfully registered your trademark is a crime. Learn when and how to use the ® and show the world you have a registered trademark.