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trademark registration
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Federal registration of a mark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) requires that the mark be used in commerce and the filing of a registration application. Once a mark is registered, the owner should always place the trademark registration symbol () or "Reg. U.S. Pat. Off." next to the mark. Without this designation, it may be hard to collect damages from one who infringes the mark.

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