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Trademarks: Supplemental Register (benefits)

Smith Hopen Intellectual Property Term Glossary Definition for Trademarks: Supplemental Register (benefits)
Benefits of the Supplemental Register:

Although registration on the Supplemental Register does not afford all the benefits of registration on the Principal Register, it does provide the following advantages: 
  • The registrant may use the registration symbol ®;
  • The registration is protected against registration of a confusingly similar mark under Trademark Act Section 2(d);
  • The registrant may bring suit for infringement in federal court; and
  • The registration may serve as the basis for a filing in a foreign country under the Paris Convention and other international agreements.
See 15 U.S.C. §§1052(d), 1091, 1094; TMEP §815.

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