Declaration of Bona Fide Intention to use the Mark in Commerce Law and Legal Definition

According to 15 USCS § 1141 [Title 15. Commerce and trade; Chapter 22. Trademarks; The Madrid Protocol], the term "declaration of bona fide intention to use the mark in commerce" means “a declaration that is signed by the applicant for, or holder of, an international registration who is seeking extension of protection of a mark to the United States and that contains a statement that--

(A) the applicant or holder has a bona fide intention to use the mark in commerce;

(B) the person making the declaration believes himself or herself, or the firm, corporation, or association in whose behalf he or she makes the declaration, to be entitled to use the mark in commerce; and

(C) no other person, firm, corporation, or association, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, has the right to use such mark in commerce either in the identical form of the mark or in such near resemblance to the mark as to be likely, when used on or in connection with the goods of such other person, firm, corporation, or association, to cause confusion, mistake, or deception.”