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Steps to take in preparing to file for a trademark

| Nov 20, 2020 | Trademarks |

There are many businesses and products that people in Texas own or develop. Starting these businesses and developing products takes a lot of time and energy. People also generally do it in order to make money off of it. This means that they must be able to sell the product through various marketing strategies. It is important that people keep these products as their own and distinguish them so they are the ones who actually realize the profits of their hard work.

One way they can protect their brand, which can be very important for the marketing, is by registering a mark or symbol which people identify with the product. There are a number of aspects of a mark or symbol that people should consider though. First is whether the symbol is one that can be legally protected. Also, it must be a mark, symbol or logo. The business name or the website cannot be trademarked.

Steps to take prior to filing trademark

After determining whether the symbol can be trademarked, people need to consider the strength of the symbol and how easily it can be protected. People also need to determine what style of mark they will use. It could be a standard character, a stylized design or sound. Then they will need to know exactly what products they will be selling with mark or logo. Before filing people also need to conduct a search to determine if their mark or symbol has been trademarked. Finally, before filing people need to determine their filing basis.

People and businesses in Texas may have great ideas and ways to market their products. These symbols and logos can e easily identified and ensure that people know the product that is being sold. This can be great for business and it is important that people and companies trademark these logos to ensure other products cannot infringe on them and potentially able to take business away. This is a complicated process though and experienced attorneys may be able to guide one through the process.