Table of Contents
- 1 Do you have to trademark a logo and name separately?
- 2 Can I trademark a name and add a logo later?
- 3 What are the consequences of not obtaining a trademark for your domain and logo?
- 4 Can a logo be trademarked in another country?
- 5 How to get a trademark for a logo design?
- 6 Is a trademark right for your business name?
Do you have to trademark a logo and name separately?
A small business needs to protect its intellectual property, which includes its business name and logo. Generally speaking, you should apply for trademark registrations for your business name, logo, slogan and designs separately.
Can I trademark a name and add a logo later?
Although you can apply for trademark protection for your name and logo concurrently, each is considered a separate mark. As such, each mark (i.e. your standard character mark and your design mark) requires its own application.
What are the consequences of not obtaining a trademark for your domain and logo?
Allowing rivals to continue misusing trademarks over a prolonged period can also dilute the value of a product or service to the point of worthlessness.
- Brand Dilution.
- Customer Confusion.
- Expensive Litigation.
- Trademark Bullying.
What do I need to know before creating a logo?
5 Crucial Things to Consider When Designing a Logo
- Make sure that it represents your company.
- Do your research and check out other logos.
- Follow the five golden principles of logo design.
- Choose the right colors and typography options.
- Think different, be unique, and make it exceptional.
Is it better to register just words as a trade mark or a logo?
Word marks give you stronger and wider rights to the product or business name. A logo mark gives you the rights in the combination of images and words. So if you were planning to apply for a trademark, we suggest that you register a word mark first since it gives you wider protection.
Can a logo be trademarked in another country?
No. Trademarking your logo only grants you trademark protection in the country where you filed for the trademark. Although trademarking your logo in one country can make it easier to trademark it in another, you need to file for a separate trademark in every country where you want that legal protection. Who owns a logo trademark?
How to get a trademark for a logo design?
1. Decide on Your Logo Concept 2. Check for Existing Trademarks Before You Approve the Design 3. Ensure a Design Distinctive Enough to Trademark 4. Apply for Your Trade Mark as Soon as Possible 5. Wait for the trademark to be approved
Is a trademark right for your business name?
Trademarks, patents, copyrights, domain names, and business name registrations all differ, so it is important to learn whether a trademark is appropriate for you. A trademark typically protects brand names and logos used on goods and services.
What are the trademark and registered trademark symbols?
They’re the trademark and registered trademark symbols, respectively. And if you have a logo or you’re in the process of creating a logo, understanding these tips for trademarking a logo can save you time, money and headaches as you grow your brand. By simply having a logo, you have what’s known as a common law trademark for your logo.