Boise Idaho Business Guide: Trademark
The legal standard is that you get the rights to your Boise Idaho business trade name when you begin using it. You get the right to exclude other from using it when you register it.
But when you apply to register a trademark, you record the date of its first use. Then the day you are starting using a name is when you obtain the right to use it for trade.
In addition to a federal trademark law, each state has its own set of laws establishing when and how trademarks can be protected. You can obtain trademark rights Idaho, but if your business works in other states you will need to federally register.
- After researching your trade name against existing trademarks, you can file an application with the patent and trademark office only.