Considering the Possibility of Franchising in the Future? Apply for your Federal Trademark Registration Now

November 12, 2010, 06:25 PM

If you are even thinking about franchising your business in the future, you should immediately investigate obtaining a federal trademark registration from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the name under which you operate your business. The USPTO can take up to 18 months to issue a federal trademark registration, and there are several distinct advantages to having a federal trademark registration at the time you begin selling franchises.–Stephen E. Story