How can I claim priority?

To claim priority in a trademark registration, you need to establish a priority date by showing that you have used the trademark in commerce before anyone else or that you have filed an intent-to-use application with the relevant trademark office. Many countries have strict requirements regarding the type of documentation required in order to claim priority sometimes including legalization and translation of the original application. Priority is claimed through filing, when a company or individual is planning to claim priority, they should submit their application within six months of the initial filing date.