Comparing First-to-File and First-to-Use Systems


Each country uses one of two systems: “first to file” and “first to use.” These systems determine who receives the rights to a trademark – the person who first registers it with the national IP office or the one who starts using the trademark in commerce.

Be sure to read this #BILLawFact, where we will discuss and compare First-to-File and First-to-Use Systems.

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