How much does it cost to trademark a slogan?
Trademarking a slogan comes with the same fees as other trademarks. The cost will range from $250 to $400 dependent on the TEAS form you use. The price is inversely related to strictness of the requirements you must meet. You’ll see the lowest fees with the TEAS Plus application which is $250 per class.
Can you copyright a phrase or saying?
Copyright does not protect names, titles, slogans, or short phrases. In some cases, these things may be protected as trademarks.
How do I trademark a phrase for free?
You can not register a trademark for free. However, you can establish something known as a “common law trademark” for free, simply by opening for business. The benefit of relying on common law trademark rights is that it’s free, and you don’t need to do any specific work filling out forms, etc.
Do I have to register a slogan?
You can’t trademark a slogan that just describes your company’s goods or services. This doesn’t usually meet the USPTO’s requirements. You can adopt a slogan for your brand without filing out a trademark application. If you want to keep others from using it, however, you should trademark the slogan.
How do you know if a phrase is trademarked?
You can search all applied-for and registered trademarks free of charge by using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)‘s Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS). If your mark includes a design element, you will have to search it by using a design code.
When can a phrase not be trademarked?
Reasons To Not Trademark a Phrase
You need to be the only business in your class using your phrase. Otherwise, the USPTO will probably reject your application. A trademark identifies the source of a product. If your phrase describes a product or service, it won’t be approved for trademark protection.
What phrases can be trademarked?
Common words and phrases can be trademarked if the person or company seeking the trademark can demonstrate that the phrase has acquired a distinctive secondary meaning apart from its original meaning. That secondary meaning must be one that identifies the phrase with a particular good or service.
What is the cheapest way to trademark?
The cheapest way to trademark a name is by filing with your state. The cost varies depending on where you live and what type of business you own. If you are a corporation or LLC, you can expect to pay less than $150 in most cases, while sole proprietors and contractors can pay anywhere between $50 to $150.
Can you trademark a phrase on a T shirt?
If your T-shirt design has symbols, words, or other marks that uniquely distinguish it from other T-shirts on the market you can obtain a trademark to protect your design from others who might wish to capitalize on your intellectual property.
Can you trademark a quote?
Yes, you can trademark a quote – provided that you use the quote as either a brand name or slogan for your products or services. A quote can’t be trademarked in and of itself, it needs to be part of the branding of a product or service.