MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - September 13, 2010) - Trademarkia.com (http://www.trademarkia.com) announces a legal notice publication service for common law rights. The service enables attorneys and businesses to publish legal notices of business names, logos, and slogans directly on the Trademarkia website.
Typically, common law searches have relied on searches in phone directories, yellow pages, industrial directories, or state trademark registers. Now, businesses, large and small, can go a step further and proactively publish their common law rights on Trademarkia.com.
Trademarkia.com is one of the largest law related websites on the Internet, receiving more than 1,500,000 page views per month, and approximately one new visitor every 5 seconds of the day from more than 150 countries around the world each day. In addition, common law rights published on Trademarkia often appear on the world's largest search engines, such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
In the United States, "Federal registration is not required to establish rights in a trademark," according to the USPTO's website. "Common law rights arise from actual use of a mark. Generally, the first to either use a mark in commerce or file an intent to use application with the Patent and Trademark Office has the ultimate right to use and registration." By publishing a legal notice of common law rights through Trademarkia, common law rights will be searchable and published on Trademarkia next to registered U.S. and foreign marks.
Attorneys and businesses will find Trademarkia's new service to be an important tool in establishing control over their names, logos and slogans. By publishing on Trademarkia.com, businesses and attorneys can place a large number of potential infringers on constructive notice that their trademarks are already being used in commerce and are not available.
Trademarkia is the largest, free visual search engine of trademarks in the world. For more information on Trademarkia's publication service for common law rights, see: http://www.trademarkia.com/trademark/trademark-publication.aspx.
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