Q: If I file for a trademark as an individual, will that put my name and home address on public records?
Is there some kind of privacy protection for this? I know there is domain privacy where the individual's information is substituted with the web host's information. Is there something like this in the form of trademark privacy for each of the 45 classes of trademarks?
A: According to the USPTO, all of the information and documents you provide during the prosecution of an application and maintenance of a registration are available to the public and will be viewable on the USPTO website. There is a procedure for domicile address, which can be kept private if you properly use certain electronic forms and you provide both a mailing address and a domicile address, and these addresses are not the same. More information can be found on the USPTO website.
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