Many businesses can file an application online in less than 90 minutes without. A trademark is a brand name.
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How to trademark a name. File the application online through the teas. The first step in the trademark process is to make sure your name or mark fits the united states patent and trademark office uspto definition of strong. You can only trademark a brand name that you re using in business or that you intend to use in business in the near future.
At this point you can legally use the trademarked name. The name can t create a likelihood of confusion among consumers. A trademark or service mark includes any word name symbol device or any combination used or intended to be used to identify and distinguish the goods services of one seller or provider from those of others and to indicate the source of the goods services.
The application fee is a processing fee. How to register a trademark for a company name. To access the trademark electronic application system teas you need to log in to a uspto gov account with two step authentication.
If your trademark is granted you will be notified in writing that it has been registered. The mark must have a non intuitive secondary meaning that represents your services or product and no one else s. Note that an internet domain name is not a trademark and registering your domain name does not provide trademark rights.
You can t register a generic or descriptive name. View trademark fee information. Your trademark name has to be distinctive or unique in some way to be approved.
Registering a trademark for a company name is pretty straightforward. If your trademark is granted with the intent of being used in the future you will be given a notice of allowance which basically states that you are allowed to use the trademark in the future.