A Trademark owner must maintain tight control over its mark. If an owner allows others to unconditionally use its trademark or service mark, the mark will no longer serve as a meaningful source indicator of a product or service. Consequentially, the mark may be considered abandoned.
In order to control your mark, it is important to police its use by others. One method is conflict monitoring of the Federal Trademark Database, which is a cost effective way to detect potential conflicts for newly filed trademark applications. The LegalSherpa monthly conflict monitoring reports will provide you timely notice of any conflicts, which gives you the opportunity to object to any application that may harm your trademark.