Trademark Assignment, Trademark Licensing, & Trademark Royalty Agreements in D.C. and U.S.The exclusive rights of a Trademark owner may be permanently transferred through an assignment agreement. Alternatively, these rights may be partially or temporarily transferred through a licensing agreement.
Trademark Assignments are to be recorded in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Charges are typically around $40 and may be filed electronically through the Electronic Trademark Assignment System.
It is extremely important to consult an attorney regarding the formation and content of either of these agreements in order to understand your rights, maintain quality control considerations over your Trademark if licensed, and to help insure you are receiving adequate compensation for your Trademark in the form of a lump sum and/or royalty payment structure.