Secure the Trademark
How can I legalize my logo?
You can also register a trademark for your logo with the Secretary of State in the state where you will be using the logo. Doing so protects your rights only within that state, so the logo can be used by others in other states. The third and most expensive option is to file a trademark application with the USPTO.
Do I need to legalize my logo?
There is no requirement for you to register the logo or take any other measures to acquire trademark protection. Once your logo is in use, only you can use it. Other businesses that use the logo without your permission run the risk of being sued for trademark infringement.
How do I copyright my business name and logo?
Registering a trademark for a company name is pretty straightforward. Many businesses can file an application online in less than 90 minutes, without a lawyer’s help. The simplest way to register is on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Web site, www.uspto.gov.
How much do you have to change a logo to avoid copyright?
According to internet lore, if you change 30% of a copyrighted work, it is no longer infringement and you can use it however you want.
Can I use a logo without registration?
The brief answer to this is clear no. The applicant can either file application with only word mark or only logo or with both choosing the appropriate category of the Trademark. Online TM Registration allows your different categories under which the application will fall.
How much does it cost to trademark a name and logo?
The cost to trademark a logo with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is $275–$660 as of June 2020, plus legal fees. You can register a trademark with your state for $50-$150, but federal registration offers a great deal more legal protection.
How do I know if a logo is trademarked?
Steps to Check for a Trademark
Log in to the official website of trademark registration in India: https://ipindiaonline.gov.in. Click on the trademarks tab and then click on public search.
Can I copyright my business name?
A business name, on the other hand, cannot be Copyrighted – no names can be Copyrighted. So if you want to protect your business name you need to register it as a Trademark, again, as explained below.
Should I trademark my logo and business name?
Generally speaking, you should apply for trademark registrations for your business name, logo, slogan and designs separately.