WHAT IS A SERVICE MARK?

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So the first thing you want to do is trademark your “stage” name right? Not so fast! Hold your horses there Grandmaster B! What you need isn’t a trademark. You need a service mark! A trademark and a service mark are two different things.

We’ve explained what a trademark is so what is aservice mark? The United States Patent and Trade Office defines a service mark as: “a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination thereof, that identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than goods. They go on to say: The term “trademark” is often used to refer to both trademarks and service marks.

That’strue. So “Paperkrow” you ask, “Why have you taken the time to separate trademarkfrom service mark on this glorious blog?” Why children? Because we love you. You see, this is not…

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