United States Trademark

A trademark is at the core of your brand, serving as a crucial component of your corporate’s identity and image.
Having a registered trademark it’s essential when expanding into different countries.
With MUSA registering your trademark, protecting the value of your brand.
Establishing trust, loyalty and competitiveness in the new market.

The USA Trademark
Application Procedure

Step 01

The USA trademark search

Before filing your application, we will conduct a trademark search in The USA trademark office database.To help you evaluate the risk of trademark application.

Step 02

Choosing the subclasses from The USA trademark classification

In the USA, trademark classes group products and services into specific subclasses under the NICE classification. Companies can register the same trademark in different subclasses if they aren’t considered similar. Including all relevant business scopes in the application, covering each subclass, is crucial for optimal protection in one filing.

Step 03

Filing Basis

Our team will assist in evaluating which “Filing basis” to file the application, in accordance with the best interests of the applicant.

Step 04


Our team of trademark experts will manage all necessary documentation on your behalf and submit the application.

Step 05

Procedure Monitoring

After submission, we will keep you updated on the current status of your case.

Step 06

Obtain Protection

Trademarks certificates will be issued in electronic certificates exclusively.

Step 07

Statement of Use

For US trademarks, a Statement of Use must be submitted between the 5th and 6th year after registration, affirming continuous commercial use of the trademark to maintain registration validity. Missing the deadline will result in forfeiture of trademark rights. We will manage the deadlines in our system and send reminders when due.

Step 08

Monitoring fro Renewal

Forgetting to file for renewal can result in the expiration of your trademark rights. We will update the trademark information in our system and send reminders when it is time for renewal.

Filing Basis

According to US trademark regulation, they divided the trademarks application into 5 different kinds of filing basis. The applicants will provide materials for different requirements.

Use in Commerce Basis

You are currently using your mark in commerce with your goods and/or services.
You need to provide:
1. The date of first use of your mark anywhere on the goods or in connection with the services.
2. A mark is in use in commerce with goods / service.

Intent-to-use basis

You have a bona fide intention to use your mark in commerce with your goods and/or services in the near future.
You need to provide:
Applicant has a bona fide intention to use the mark in commerce and has a bona fide intention to use the mark in commerce as of the application filing date.


Foreign registration basis

You own a foreign registration of the same mark for the same goods and/or services from your country of origin. Consult MUSA for application details.

Foreign application basis

You own an earlier-filed foreign application that was filed within six months of your U.S. application for the same mark and the same goods and/or services.
This basis is also called a “foreign priority basis” because you are requesting a “priority” filing date for your U.S. application that is the same date as that of the foreign application filing date. Consult MUSA for application details.


Madrid Protocol for international trademark registration

If you have a registered Madrid Protocol Trademark, you can designate an extension to obtain trademark registration in the United States.

The Madrid Protocol is a convenient and efficient way for trademark owners worldwide to file one application to register their trademark in multiple countries, including the USA.

United States Trademark System

Basic Information

  • Competent authority: United States Patent and Trademark Office, USPTO
  • The USA trademark search: USPTO – Trademark Search
  • Examination period: 12-18 months
  • Duration of trademark right: 10 years
  • Renewal: 6 months before expiry date


  • Form Examination: 12 months
  • Substantive Examination: 12 months
  • Publication: 12 months
  • Grant of Protection: 12 months

Legal Requirements

  • Applicant information: Name of the Applicant, address, nationality.
  • Drawing of the trademark
  • Identify and classify your goods or services.

Client’s feedback

“ MUSA trademark helped us to maximize the effect of our trademark with their professional and integrity service.”

VANA LIVING INC 法鈉生活 - Musa trademark customer

Chloe Lin, Product Manager, VANA LIVING INC

" Thorough and satisfactory in service. Penetrating insight. Reasonable price."

BIO PLANÈTE 碧歐星球 - Musa trademark customer

Asia Marketing Manager of BIO PLANÈTE

" MUSA was very objective and provided us with suggestions on how and where to register our trademark which will fit our business plan. Knowing that they will do their best to help us solve related problems, we handed over our trademarks to MUSA and the applications went well and successfully obtained trademark registration."

德芙生醫 - Musa trademark customer

General Manager of DFON Biomedical Technology

“ The Amazon Taiwan Business Development Manager introduced us to MUSA Trademark. MUSA understood our needs clearly and assisted Guruming Tech in applying for a trademark in the US. We are very pleased with MUSA Trademark's services and successfully obtained our trademark registration.”

Guruming Tech - Musa trademark customer

Shipping/Business Assistant, Guruming Tech Co., Ltd,

“ MUSA has helped us apply for several trademarks. Despite some tough reviews from the trademark office we appreciate MUSA’s dedication and hard work.”

Englist - Musa trademark customer

Adam Hatch / CEO, Englist

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3 reasons why you need a USA Trademark

Trademark squatter and trademark infringement

Trademark squatting in the USA is a widespread and critical issue. The trademark squatter could be a third party or even your local partner. Once your trademark has been squatted, the cost of retrieval, whether through lawsuit or purchase, is unpredictable.

Proof of legal ownership

In the USA, it’s a common requirement to present a trademark certificate when signing a distributor contract, and the same applies to most e-commerce platforms.

Legal Protection

Registering a trademark in the USA provides legal protection for your brand and products. This means that if other companies or individuals attempt to use a similar mark to confuse consumers, you can take legal action to protect your rights.

Protecting Your Brand Worldwide with MUSA Trademark.