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Protect Your Trademark

Why record trademark use?

Companies should be able to prove where, when, and how their trademarks are used in order to enforce and protect trademark rights. Companies that can’t prove trademark use risk losing their rights.

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What is CognateCM?

Cognate is a new way to record and prove trademark use. Cognate’s timestamped, permanent records of trademark use are tamperproof, giving trademark owners explicit proof of use — for when you need to enforce or defend your rights.

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How Cognate Works

Upload proof of use

Companies upload proof of trademark use and other information about their mark.

Cognate reviews

Cognate reviews the documentation provided to certify that the mark satisfies Cognate’s requirements for a trademark “in use”.

Permanent record of use

Cognate creates a cryptographic record of this proof using blockchain technology. This record may never be changed or altered — a ChainMarkCM.

Who should use Cognate?

Any entity that uses a word, logo, phrase, or design to identify their goods or services. Prior government registration is NOT required to use Cognate!

When can Cognate records be used?

Cognate records can be accessed at any time and can be used when called upon to provide proof of use in enforcing or defending trademark rights in several situations.

Trademark infringement and other conflicts
Prove use when filing trademark applications or renewing
UDRP and other domain name-related disputes
Log multiple records over time to prove continuing use
Easily prove use in multiple jurisdictions and classes

There are so many costs associated with a start-up business, but monitoring & recording my trademark rights is affordable and hassle-free using Cognate. Thanks Cognate for simplifying the process!

Keri Steckler
Owner Tick Tock, LLC
Creater of Peel to TrackCM Stickers

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What is the CM Certification Mark?

Companies that can demonstrate use of a trademark or product or business names according to Cognate’s standards are granted the right to use the CM Certification Status. This shows that they have met the eligibility requirement of employing business practices to achieve proof of trademark use in a publicly available secure BLOCKCHAIN environment for that name or mark.

Companies will be issued a certificate reflecting their certification, and gain the right to use Cognate’s CM Certification Mark (ex: CognateCM) to show their adherence to these state of the art practices. The CM Mark can:

  • Signify that information about this trademark (owner, dates of use, and a specimen, for instance) can be found as registered on CognateCM
  • Puts potential infringers on notice of the exact mark and rights being claimed

Fast, affordable, immutable trademark protection.

39.95/yr per mark
Record your trademark use