How to Register a Trademark for Pharmaceuticals


A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design that identifies the source of goods or services. It can be used to protect the name of your product and make sure no one else uses it to identify their goods or services. This article will explain the steps needed to register a trademark for a pharmaceutical product in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database.

Determine your Type of Pharmaceutical Product.

  • Pharmaceuticals are classified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as drugs, biologics, or devices.
  • Drugs are further classified into prescription and over-the-counter medications.
  • Biologics are medical products that use living organisms or parts of them to treat or prevent diseases in humans. They include vaccines, blood products such as plasma and antibodies used to treat diseases like cancer; gene therapy treatments; cell replacement therapies; tissue-engineered skin substitutes used for burn victims; and recombinant proteins produced through genetic engineering techniques such as DNA cloning methods (Bacteria).

Prerequisites for Filing for a Trademark.

Before actually filing for a trademark, you must have a clear idea about your product. Just take a simple piece of paper and fill in information such as:

  • Description of the product.
  • Description of its ingredients.
  • Description of its packaging.
  • Description of its labeling (the information on the package or container).
  • Description of the brand name, if applicable. This can be either a word or a phrase and should be something unique to your product that is not confusingly similar to an existing trademark that has been registered with the USPTO (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office). The trademark office will say no if it’s too similar to another already-registered mark, so make sure you choose wisely!
  • The product’s use (what it does), who it serves, where it is sold, etc., should also be included here; this gives potential consumers an idea of what they might get from buying your product over others like yours in terms of results and benefits offered by using them regularly over time.

Complete the Trademark Application Form.

The first step to trademarking your pharmaceutical is to complete the USPTO Form 1-ESS, which can be found on their website. This form is relatively straightforward, and all it asks for is information about you and your business. You’ll also need to include a list of all relevant goods and services covered by the trademark application, as well as any other relevant details from Section 11(b) of TITLE 35 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE (the U.S. Trademark Law).

After completing this form and uploading any necessary attachments (such as samples of products), you’ll need to pay a fee with an acceptable payment method before filing your application with the USPTO.

Submit Drawings of the Mark.

When submitting drawings of your mark, it is important to make sure that they are clear and legible. You should always submit black and white drawings because color drawings can lead to delays in the registration process. It’s also important that you size your drawing so that it fits within the space provided on Form 3. If you need more room for a drawing, you can use an additional sheet of paper or submit two separate drawings on one sheet of paper.

Once you have finished preparing your submission package and completed all required fields on Form 3, sign and date each page by hand in blue or black ink pen or type “Dated: ___/___/___ Submitted Under My Signature” above your signature (and below any printed name).

Pay a Registration Fee.

You need to pay a registration fee when you register your trademark. The amount depends on the type of trademark you are registering. For example, if you’re registering a word mark, the fee is $225; if it’s a design mark (for example, a symbol or logo), it’s $325; and for sound marks (like music), it’s $325 for each class you are filing in.

You can pay these fees online through the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) or by mail using Form TTA-1 Request for International Registration Certification Fee Payment Voucher (PDF). The TEAS option allows you to pay by credit card when registering your application online; otherwise, if paying by mail using Form TTA-1 Request for International Registration Certification Fee Payment Voucher (PDF), checks should be made payable to the “Director.”


Registering a trademark for a pharmaceutical product is complex for several reasons. First, it involves navigating the rules and regulations of the system—a process that can be difficult even for an experienced attorney. Second, once you’ve navigated these initial requirements, there’s still plenty of paperwork to fill out and people to contact in order to complete the registration process. Finally, unlike other types of trademarks (such as clothing or logos), pharmaceutical trademarks are expensive to register because they require extensive testing by the USPTO before they’re permitted on the market.


Once you have registered a trademark for your pharmaceutical product, you should be able to use it freely on other materials such as packaging and advertising. If someone else tries to register a similar trademark or uses yours, you will be able to take legal action against them.

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