The Trademarks
The Syndicate owns two trademarks. They are actually service marks but itís the same thing except the mark protects the services we offer rather than a physical product we produce. One mark protects our name The Syndicate. The other protects the logo and the slogan, along with the name. Every 5 years (for the first decade) paperwork has to be filed. Back at year 5 we filed it and our marks became incontestable. That means no one can ever claim they used our name first and try to take the mark. At 10 years you again file to show usage and upon approval do not have to file again for 10 more years. So in 2025 weíll do it again. At the cost of $400 per mark, itís not cheap but its good to have the protections in place.

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