Q: In 2017, I reserved the tradename and I secured the trademark in 2019. I learned it is using being used. What do I do?
A: If you have a federal registration for the mark, and it is being used for similar goods or services, you can bring an infringement case in federal court. If the new user of the mark is unaware it is registered, it may be possible for you to stop them and even get them to pay damages by sending them a cease-and-desist letter. You should consult a qualified trademark attorney to review the matter, evaluate your options and take action.
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