Can someone steal my trademark away from me while I wait for it to be registered?

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Written by Tomas Orsula

Senior Trademark Attorney

If you filed a trademark application, you have a priority right over anyone filing the same or confusingly similar trademark after you.

However, in certain jurisdictions, it is possible for someone to claim priority if they were the ones to use the mark in commerce first and can prove it; however, you should be protected against flat-out stealing.

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