What is a Trademark Assignment? How Do I Assign Trademark Rights?

trademark assignment

A trademark assignment (which is different than a trademark license) is simply the transfer of ownership of a trademark from one person or entity to another.  In order for an assignment to be valid and enforceable, it must include the underlying goodwill associated with the trademark, or in other words, the recognition the trademark has with the public.  Otherwise, the transfer of ownership will be considered an assignment in gross and the trademark may be deemed abandoned by the parties and all rights could be lost forever.

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