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How to Trademark a Name in Five Steps + 7 Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you have a digital business, run your small business from home, or are juggling multiple side hustles, there are plenty of scenarios in which you might want to file a trademark.


How to File and Register a Trademark for Small Businesses

You've invested a lot in getting your business off the ground by coming up with a unique business name or tagline. But did you know that it's equally important to protect these key features of your...


Do I Have to Contact a Lawyer to Do a Trademark Search?

Whether you’re starting a business and forming an LLC, changing your existing business name or developing a new product with a clever name, knowing how to check trademarks to protect your...


Can You File a Trademark on Your Own?

Would you like to use a special “brand name” for your business or product to be legally protected from competitors? If so, you should learn more about how to file a trademark. Getting a trademark...


Should You File an Intent-to-use Application With the USPTO?

Early on in the lifecycle of any Limited Liability Company, one key consideration is protecting yourself and your business from anyone who might attempt to imitate or otherwise steal your ideas,...


Here's What Can and Cannot Be Trademarked

There comes a point in every entrepreneur's journey when they start thinking about trademarks. Maybe it happens when they commission their first custom logo, or maybe it's when they switch from a...


Should You Trademark Your Home-Based Business? What Happens If You Don't?

Has the pandemic forced you to make changes in your career trajectory or small business plans? Whether these changes were voluntary or forced, a number of entrepreneurs have taken the opportunity to...


Trademark vs. DBA — Can You Have One Without the Other?

You have a lot to consider when putting together your limited liability company. From assembling your team to establishing your mission, there’s a lot to be done before you finally reach launch day.


When to File a Patent, a Trademark or a Copyright

When you first become a small business owner, likely one of the last things on your mind is knowing the ins and outs of intellectual property law. Yet, you will quickly realize that it matters...


Deter copycats by filing a patent

When forming an LLC, it is important for entrepreneurs to protect their ideas from copycats. From well-known startups such as the Snuggie and the Slanket, which feature similar designs, to...