Trademarks

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

What Is a Trade Secret?

Intellectual property protection exists so creators have control over their work after they share it. Learn what's at stake and how to safeguard your…

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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Learn how to protect your intellectual property rights—from copyrights to patents.

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How Do I Trademark a Clothing Brand?

Protect your fashion designs and your brand by applying for available copyrights, design patents, and trademarks.

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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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Let's Get Ready to Rumble: Trademarking Your Catch Phrase

How to get the maximum mileage out of your catch phrase? Develop a distinctive one, use it in interstate commerce, and register it with the U.S.…

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What to Do If You're the Victim of Cybersquatting

What do you do if someone has already registered the name of your business or product as a domain? Worse yet, what if the domain owner is using the…

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Intellectual Property Tips for E-tailers

With nearly $200 billion in reported sales in 2011, e-commerce sales are expected to continue to grow over the next several years. In 2012, e-…

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Registering Green Trademarks

While the USPTO is actively encouraging the development of “green” technology, green trademark and patent seekers should be well-informed going into…

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How to Do a Trademark Search

Before you decide to trademark the name of your business or settle on a logo, make sure no one else is using them.

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5 Trademark Mistakes You Can Learn From

Registering a trademark requires investments of both time and money, so you'll want to avoid some of the most common mistakes.

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