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Differences between State Trademarks and Federal Trademarks

Federal Trademark Registration gives national protection, and puts parties on notice of the trademark across the nation. State Trademark Registration can put parties on notice on a statewide basis, and can give some protection against infringement. However, merely registering a trademark in a single state will give no protection against infringement in another state. Furthermore, if a company does not register a trademark federally, the company may find it's precluded from expanding with the trademark to other states, where competitors are already using the mark.