I'll most likely extend the scope of my business in the future. Should I register the trademark in multiple classes right now?

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Written by Tomas Orsula

Senior Trademark Attorney

If you will be expanding your business into other classes in the near future, it is recommended to register your trademark in those classes now.

There are two reasons for this recommendation:

  • Someone else may register a trademark in the class you are currently not covering, thereby hindering your expansion efforts.
  • If you register in all your intended classes now, the price will be generally lower than if you were to register some now and the other ones later. Once you file an application, you can't expand its list of classes, so you'd have to file a new application.
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