Is a screenshot suffiecient to prove Use in Commerce?

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Written by Tomas Orsula

Senior Trademark Attorney

A screenshot alone may not always be sufficient to prove use in commerce for trademark purposes. While a website screenshot can serve as evidence of use in certain cases, it is essential to understand the specific requirements set by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the standards for acceptable specimens.

To prove use in commerce, the USPTO typically requires evidence that demonstrates the actual use of the trademark in connection with the goods or services specified in your application. While a screenshot can be a valuable piece of evidence, it should be accompanied by additional documentation that substantiates the use of the mark in commerce.

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