How To Trademark A Name

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By Arthur Orchid

Before you start your business, may be you never looked into how to trademark a name.

Although you wanted to start a business for years, you've never looked into this particular aspect of it.
You had always assumed that it would be very easy.

Why would it be difficult to register a name?
In this day and age, you would expect it to be easy to do a name registration search.

You had imagined that there would be some giant national database with all of the trademarks, copyrights, and other forms of federal and international registration already recorded.
Needless to say, this is not the case.

You may feel quite disappointed now.
Don't worry there's always a solution to fix any problem!

It is much more difficult than that to register a name.
Learning how to trademark a name requires at least a couple hundred dollars, and quite a bit of time as well.

You see, before you get into the meat of how to trademark a name, you have to search to make sure that no one else is already using it.
This is much more difficult than it should be.

There is, in fact, no national or international registration with a reliable record of all the names held under copyright or trademark at least none I was able to find to share the info with you.

There're all kinds of organizations that specializes in doing trademark records searches, but all of them cost money and take time.
The worst part of it is that, if it turns out that you picked a trademarked name and you find out that it has are ready been taken.

You have to start over again.
You'll have to pick a completely new name for your company and do a completely new search.

In the end, there's no point in learning how to trademark a name unless you stand to gain considerable financial profit from it.
A lot of people think that they can do business unless they trademark a name, but in fact this is not the truth.

Often, just proving that you used the name first is enough.
Intellectual property laws do not require that you trademark your name to be able to make money off your business.

There're many businesses that never trademark names and that do quite well for themselves. Don't get me wrong – it can be nice to be able to put the trademark symbol in front of your corporate name, but it is far from necessary unless you're doing business on a regional or national basis.

Once you get to that point, it starts to make sense, but not before that.

Patience is a secret weapon, keeping the focus on the main part of your business is much more important.

  • How many customers do you have?
  • Amongst them how many are satisfied customers?
  • How can you grow your business without falling into debts?
All the rest will come later.

Browse The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website for additionnal informations.

To Your Success!

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