Q: Hello! I purchased a trademark that is now in abandoned status. I would like to know the proper steps to reactivate.
Serial Number 85926113
A: Depending on how much time has passed since the trademark was deemed abandoned by the USPTO, you may be eligible to petition to revive it. However, it is more likely that a new trademark application for registration will have to be filed. A proper clearance search, however, must be conducted in order to ensure that no other user is using the trademark (or a very similar mark) in the same or related class/categories as the trademark that you intent to use. Such users would have common law rights against infringement. Work with a trademark attorney to assist you.
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