How to Trademark A Name
How to trademark a name: first conduct a search with the USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office). Then prepare a trademark application. There are different types of applications. For example, are you actually using the trademark or service mark now or saving it for use in the future? After that, complete and file the application.
The application process takes several months. Assuming that there were no issues with the USPTO, they will grant approval. That is a very general idea of how the trademark registration process works. With that trademark registration, you have all the rights and duties associated.
Use an Attorney
There is a tremendous benefit to having an attorney handle your trademark application. Trademark registration can be complex and intimidating. There are a lot of legal requirements that are very specific. Many issues may arise about whether your trademark is suitable for registration. These determinations are better made by an experienced, trained, and competent trademark lawyer. I’d encourage you to seek counsel before you start a trademark application.
Common Mistakes that People Make when Trademarking a Name
- Rushing through the process,
- Not conducting a proper pre-filing search,
- Not responding timely to a USPTO request for more information or argument.
Those are the top three issues that I see when someone is trying to get a trademark on their own.