A trademark and a trademark registration are types of intellectual property. Like all property, ownership of a mark can be sold, transferred, and conveyed to a third-party. The legal document necessary to effectuate this transfer is called an assignment. Federal law requires that an assignment be in writing and that it include the good will of the business associated with the mark.

Assignment documents are typically prepared by attorneys and executed by the transacting parties. Once the trademark assignment is executed, it should be recorded with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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