Trademarks

Take a few simple steps to safeguard your brand. See how trademarks can protect your logos, slogans, company name, and more.

Avoid rejection: 5 mistakes that could work against your trademark application

It's common to have your first trademark application rejected. But there are things you can do to set yourself up for success the first time.

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Registering a Trademark

Getting trademark protection for your business name, logo or slogans is an important way to protect your work. Find out how to get started with this…

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Filing an International Trademark

Federal laws determine how you can register a trademark in other countries. Find out more about how to register a trademark in other countries,…

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Filing a Trademark Statement of Use

A statement of use lets you file for trademark protection before you even start using your trademark. Find out how to register a statement of use in…

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Trademark a design

Trademark protection can protect your designs and logos. Find out how to get started with this easy-to-follow explanation of how the registration…

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Monitoring and protecting your trademark

In order for a trademark to be effective, it must be enforced. Find out how to guard your trademark, what happens if you don’t stop trademark…

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Copyright vs. trademark: What's the difference?

Copyright and trademark overlap, and learning to unwind those overlapping rights is a great way to explain what each one protects.

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When is the right time to trademark your brand?

The best business strategy is to think about trademarks from the very beginning—ideally, when you're choosing your business name and logo and forming…

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Legal requirements for registering your trademark

There are four basic requirements for filing a trademark (or service mark) with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO): 1. The trademark must…

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Defend your trademark with a certification of cease and desist

Trademark infringement can sap your business of sales while doing damage to hard-earned brand reputation. Learn how a certification of cease and…

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