These beautiful vintage earrings are signed Ciner with a Registered Trademark Symbol. Gold tone rope style earrings with black and carnelian colored glass cabochons set in them. Each measures 1-1/2" in diameter and is in beautiful condition.
A registered trademark is designated with the symbol ®. With a registration, a trademark is protected against another company’s use of the name or image. A registered trademark is a federal and legal registration of the mark. Any future companies wishing to register its own design/name/image has to check to be sure that it is not like any registered trademarks. If the image is too similar and is still produced, the company is guilty of trademark infringement. Trademarks can be registered through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. First, you search the online database (Trademark Electronic Search System or TESS) to determine that your mark is not claimed. Once you have determined that your mark is unique, fill out a trademark application and present a representation of the mark. The registration process can be lengthy, taking about four months to receive a response to your application. The registration lasts 10 years, but must be verified between years five and six to confirm that the trademark is still in use.
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