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I own a trademark and just got married. What do I do to change

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I own a trademark and just got married. What do I do to change my name on all the legal documents associated with my trademark? Where do I start?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  Alex Reese replied 1 year ago.
Hello. You do not actually need to change anything but to update the USPTO records you can file a name change form (I will follow up later tonight with the info). As for any existing document you have, there is really no need to go back to change anything, but if there is an agreement you can just add an addendum to it indicating the name change.
Expert:  Alex Reese replied 1 year ago.
so the info is on the following page:
http://www.uspto.gov/trademark/trademark-assignments-change-search-ownership
you need to make a name change with the Assignment Recordation Branch of the USPTO. You must file a Recordation Form Cover Sheet along with a copy of the actual assignment or proof of name change. As described on that page, you can do it by paper or online.