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Transfer Trademark Ownership or Changing Trademark Owner Name
There are certain situations where trademark applicants and trademark registrants may need to transfer ownership or change the name on their trademark application or trademark registration. Common situations include:
The above situations will typically require a trademark assignment. Note that minor errors (such as small spelling typos) may be corrected directly through the Trademark Office. Those minor corrections do not constitute assignments.
Trademark Assignment Agreement
Typically, the parties of the trademark assignment will first draft and execute a Trademark Assignment Agreement. The trademark owner selling the trademark is the assignor, and the company purchasing the trademark is the assignee. Representatives of the assignor and the assignee will sign and execute the Assignment Agreement.
Trademark Assignment Recordation
Some Trademark Offices will require that the Assignment Agreement be recorded. Trademark Offices will usually also require that relevant forms documenting the assignment be completed and submitted.
Updating Trademark Ownership and Correspondence Information
Changes in the trademark owner’s information must also be updated. Sometimes this information is automatically updated by the Trademark Office. However, some information (such as correspondence information or trademark attorney information) must be filed separately from the Assignment Recordation. For example, at the USPTO, the form you use depends on the status of the trademark application or registration:
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