use in commerce

25 October, 2018

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The legitimate use of a mark in day-to-day business, and not merely to secure rights to the mark. A trademark is considered in use in commerce when it is placed on goods, or on their containers or packaging, or on tags or labels affixed to them, or on documents associated with the goods, or their sale and the goods are transported or sold in commerce. A service mark is considered in use in commerce when it is used or displayed in the sale or advertising of services, and the services are rendered in commerce.

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