Hello again iammar-ga,
Thanks for getting back to me with additional information...it was a big help.
You can certainly file for a trademark in the United States, even
without being a US citizen:
Do I have to be a U.S. Citizen to obtain a federal registration?
No. However, an applicant's citizenship must be set forth in the
record. If an applicant is not a citizen of any country, then a
statement to that effect is sufficient. If an applicant has dual
citizenship, then the applicant must choose which citizenship will be
printed in the Official Gazette and on the certificate of
You can even expand trademark protection outside of the US via the US
filing process, by following the international procedures listed here:
Is a federal registration valid outside the United States?
No. However, if you are a qualified owner of a trademark application
pending before the USPTO, or of a registration issued by the USPTO,
you may seek registration in any of the countries that have joined the
Madrid Protocol by filing a single application, called an
"international application," with the he International Bureau of the
World Property Intellectual Organization, through the USPTO. For more
information about the Madrid Protocol, click here [you'll need to
visit the site to actually click on the link, though]
As a first step, though, you should search the trademark database to
make sure the name you want to use is not already in use by another
entity. You can search the database here:
Simply enter your trademark term in the box labeled "Term 1: and hit search.
To get started on the application process, you can use the forms and
instructions provided here:
Where Do I Start?
and general information on the application process is available here:
Trademark Electronic Application System
Lastly, after applying, you can keep track of the progress of your
application, as explained here:
You may monitor the progress of your application through the TARR
database or our status line at 703-305-8747.
Please note that there are fees for applying, and the fee is variable
depending on what type of mark you eventually apply for. The fees
start at around $300 per application, but can be higher as well.
I trust this is the information you will need to accomplish your
registration and hopefully get your service or product protected by
the legal status of having a US trademark.
However, please do not rate this answer if there is anything else you
feel you need. Just post a Request for Clarification to let me know
how I can help you further, and I am at your service.
Best of luck,
search strategy -- Used bookmarked site for USPTO