agileHorde Technologies is a progressive agency and currently agileHorde technologies owns ™ Trademark.
Guidelines on use:
The trademarks, trade names and trade dress of agileHorde technologies are valuable proprietary assets. Please follow the guidelines listed below to help us protect our trademark rights and strengthen our brand identity. You shall not use any agileHorde technologies trademark in any manner other than that stated below.
Please use ™ when the mark is pending registration. Once the mark is registered, then use ® symbol in respect of each trademark on first use in any publication.
Always include an attribution of agileHorde technologies’ trademark ownership within the credit notice section of your product, product documentation, or other product communication.
Always spell and capitalize the trademarks of agileHorde technologies exactly as they are shown in the list above. Do not shorten or abbreviate the trademarks. Do not make up names that contain agileHorde technologies trademarks.
Please do not use any agileHorde trademark in connection with web sites, products, packaging, manuals, promotional/advertising materials, or for any other purpose except pursuant to an express written trademark license from agileHorde.
Please do not use any agileHorde trademark in a manner that would imply the affiliation of agileHorde with or endorsement, sponsorship, or support of a third party product or service.
Please do not imitate the distinctive agileHorde web site design, logos, or typefaces.
Please do not use or imitate any agileHorde slogan or tagline. For example: “Possess Your Success”
Please do not use an identical or virtually identical agileHorde trademark as a second level domain name.
Why Trademark Classes Are Important
Trademark classification serves two functions: it provides a guideline for registering trademarks, and it can help you identify potential trademark infringers.
The Intellectual Property India and USPTO won’t register a trademark that is confusingly similar to a mark that has already been registered. To be confusingly similar, the marks must be similar. They must also apply to related goods or services, so that a consumer might be confused about the source. “Dove” ice cream bars and “Dove” soap can both be registered trademarks because the products are so unrelated that it’s unlikely anyone would think they came from the same source.
The class and description of a product or service helps the trademark office identify similar marks that have been registered for related goods or services. However, a similar mark in your class won’t necessarily defeat your trademark registration if the products aren’t related. For example, cosmetics and cleansers are both in class 2, but it’s unlikely that anyone would think that false eyelashes and toilet bowl cleaner came from the same source.
At the same time, products or services from different categories may be confusingly similar. For example, potato chips, in class 29, might be confusingly similar to popcorn or a cereal-based snack food in class 30.
In addition to helping with the registration process, trademark classes make it easier for registered trademark owners to search for and monitor new trademark applications and identify potential infringers.
What If You Choose the Wrong Trademark Class?
If you choose the wrong trademark class, the trademark office may deny your registration, and you will not get your registration fee back. That means that choosing the wrong class can cost you several hundred dollars and several months of time.
Choosing the wrong class can also get you into trouble after your trademark is registered. If you are using your mark for a class of goods or services that it is not registered for, you could unwittingly be infringing someone else’s registered trademark. Or, the USPTO could allow a competitor to register a similar mark in the class you should have registered in – giving them trademark rights in that class that are superior to yours.
If you realize that you have registered your trademark in the wrong class, you can’t switch to another one later. Nor can you switch between goods and services. Instead, you’ll have to start over with a new trademark registration.
Selecting the correct trademark class is important, but it’s not always easy. Conducting a trademark search may help you see how similar products or services have been classified, and it will help you find any registered marks that may be confusingly similar to your mark. If you need additional help, you should seek advice from a trademark attorney.
If you need help choosing a trademark class, talk to a LegalZoom legal plan attorney. A legal plan attorney can answer your questions about choosing a trademark class. Avoid having your trademark application rejected by having an attorney who specializes in intellectual property help you choose the right trademark class.