A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design that distinguishes the source of goods or services of one party from those of others. A trademark can be used to identify and distinguish products or services in the marketplace, and to indicate the source of those products or services. Trademarks can be registered with national or international trademark offices, and registration can provide legal protection for the trademark owner’s rights to use and control the use of the trademark.
Trademarks can be used to identify a wide range of products and services, including branded goods, services, and even company logos. They can be used to protect the reputation and brand identity of a company, and to ensure that consumers can easily identify and distinguish the products or services of that company from those of others.
Trademark law is intended to prevent consumer confusion in the marketplace and to protect the rights of trademark owners to use and control the use of their trademarks. Trademarks are governed by both federal and state laws in the United States, and by international treaties and conventions in other countries.