Benefits Principal Register Supplemental Register
Right to bring an action in federal court for infringement of the mark (3X damages, attorney’s fees if successful X X
Use the ® symbol X X
USPTO will prevent registration of confusingly similar marks X X
Listing of the mark in the USPTO’s online database X X
The registration may serve as the basis for a filing in a foreign country X X
Possibility that the mark may become incontestable after five years of registration X
Legal presumption of validity, ownership, and exclusive rights to the mark X
Ability to record the mark with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to stop the importation into the United States of infringing or counterfeit goods X