Quick Definition: USPTO "Use-In-Commerce" Application

What is a “use-in-commerce” application with the USPTO?


A “use-in-commerce” basis occurs when the trademark is being used in the sale or transport of goods, or the rendering of services in “interstate” commerce between more than one state.  For services, the mark must be used in the sale or advertising of the services.

For more information see: http://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/trademarks/basics/BasicFacts.pdf