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

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

When you decide how to name your company, you’ll need to decide whether you want a trademark or DBA name or, perhaps, both.

Can You File a Trademark on Your Own?

Can You File a Trademark on Your Own?

Trying to figure out how to file a trademark on your own can be complicated. Learn more about your options to protect your business.

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

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

Want to know how to check trademarks to get a brand name for your business? We’ll explain your options — with or without an attorney! Learn more.

How to Find Out If a Business Name Is Already Registered

How to Find Out If a Business Name Is Already Registered

Wondering if the business name you want is already registered? Read our guide to help you begin the search process and confirm that your name is available.

When to File a Patent, a Trademark or a Copyright

When to File a Patent, a Trademark or a Copyright

Do you know when to file a patent, a trademark or a copyright? We break down the differences between these three protections here.

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

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

You need to register your business name, but what is the best way to file a trademark? Here’s why you should consider an intent-to-use application.

How to Trademark a Business Name

How to Trademark a Business Name

The best way to protect yourself and your business is to trademark your business name. A trademark means having the legal ownership and protection rights over a design, logo, name, symbol, word, etc.

Deter copycats by filing a patent

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 competition