Is it better to trade mark a product first or patent it first?

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Aug 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question:  Is it better to trade mark a product first or patent it first

 I've developed a system that I would like to market and I don't know which to do first try to patent system or trade mark it to produce then patent it I'm not sure even how this all works

Answer: Generally, with a limited budget, it might be better to spend your money on a patent first and then trademark second. You can still have trademark rights in the absence of registration. The same is not true for patent rights.

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Michael Shimokaji

Michael’s expertise includes the strategic development of patent and trademark portfolios. He identifies those patents and trademarks that are valuable to his clients by providing them with a competitive advantage. Then, Michael obtains patent and trademark registrations in the US and abroad.


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