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RJ Cherpak is from the trademark team at Rosenbaum Famularo, PC. In this video, he will talk about the application process for trademarks, explain what date of first use is, and the difference between ‘date of first use anywhere’ vs ‘date of first use in commerce.’


Do The Dates Have To Be Verified?

You must provide these two dates even if they are the same. The USPTO presumes, if more than one item of goods or services is listed in a particular class, that the dates of first use apply to all the listed goods or services in that class. If the dates of first use do not pertain to all the listed items, you should designate the particular item(s) to which they do pertain. Generally, you will be required to verify your dates of first use with a supporting affidavit or declaration under 37 C.F.R. §2.20 when (1) you make changes to the dates of first use, or (2) you provide dates of first use after such dates were initially omitted in the application or allegation of use. (source)

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