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A trademark is a word, name, symbol, or device, alone or in combination that is used, or intended to be used, in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from goods manufactured or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods.

What is a service mark?

A service mark is any word, name, symbol, device, alone or in combination that is used, or intended to be used, in commerce, to identify and distinguish the services of one provider from services provided by others, and to indicate the source of the services.

Do I have to register my trademark or service mark?

No, but federal registration has several advantages.