Can I trademark my business name? what are the benefits?
If the above question has troubled you… then be troubled no more because A big YES is the answer. You can totally trademark your business name. However for some people who might not know what a trademark is we are here to help.
So, a trademark identifies the source of goods or services. Business names, product names, logos and labels can all be trademarks. You acquire a trademark by using your mark in commerce—in other words, using it when you conduct your business.
If you register a trademark, you gain several advantages:
- Nationwide trademark protection
- Your trademark ownership becomes part of the database, creating a public record of your ownership and the date you began using the trademark
- People who conduct a trademark search will see your trademark and may be less likely to use it
- You can file a lawsuit in court to enforce your trademark
- Registration creates a legal presumption that you own the trademark and can use it for the goods and services listed in your trademark application. This is helpful if you ever need to sue someone to enforce your trademark
- Registration gives you the right to use the registered trademark symbol, ®
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