The first alternative to federal trademark registration.
Faster, more affordable, defensible.

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Register

Document proof of your common law trademark rights in our public registry, putting potential infringers on notice and creating a timeline of use of your mark.

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Monitor

Relax knowing that Cognate is monitoring USPTO trademark applications and will alert you if someone tries to federally register the mark you own.

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Fast

List all of the crucial information about your trademark rights in 8 minutes or less.

Affordable

Registration starts at just $4.95/month, or $29.95 for a one-year listing.

Public

Get found in trademark searches, create a timeline of use, put potential infringers on notice.

Feature CognateCM Listing U.S. Trademark Office
Price $4.95/mo or $29.95/yr Minimum $225 per class
Public claim to established rights based on use in commerce
Establish a timeline of use of your mark
Listing in online database
Monitoring USPTO database for applications similar to listed mark(s)
Complete listing in 8 minutes
Use of registration as a basis to obtain registration in foreign countries
No refusals based on 3rd party trademark claims
Public notice of your claim of ownership of your mark
Exclusive rights to use mark nationwide in connection with goods/services
Search includes marks that have trademark rights but no government registration
Right to use "CM" certification mark
Right to use federal registration symbol "®”

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COGNATE DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE -- CONSULT AN ATTORNEY. COGNATE DOES NOT CREATE FEDERAL OR STATE TRADEMARK REGISTRATION