Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Trade Marking

  1. #1
    Andy101's Avatar
    Andy101 is offline Code Otaku
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Kanazawa
    Posts
    1,309
    Thanks
    177
    Thanked 308 Times in 235 Posts

    Trade Marking

    I think that registering a Trade Mark is costly compared to owning a domain name. So I think that as long as you secure the .com for your brand (because in the US people can claim the brand after you first published it, but they would want the .com) and publish content containing your brand name you can avoid the need to register a Trade Mark.

    In the UK/Europe, I believe that simply being first to publish a brand name is enough to secure ownership.

  2. Thanked by:

    robjones (21 August, 2013)

  3. #2
    Aquarezz's Avatar
    Aquarezz is offline Master Net Builder
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    3,853
    Blog Entries
    4
    Thanks
    683
    Thanked 591 Times in 463 Posts
    Well it's safer to trade mark it, but when I'm unsure of things, I first get the domainname and build something on it before trade marking it .
    |Nico Lawsons

  4. Thanked by:

    robjones (21 August, 2013)

  5. #3
    TopDogger's Avatar
    TopDogger is offline Über Hund
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Hellfire, AZ
    Posts
    3,100
    Thanks
    349
    Thanked 917 Times in 701 Posts
    You can register a company name or brand in individual states in the US. That prevents anyone else from registering a company using the same or a similar name within that state, but doesn't protect a trademark. This is different from setting up and registering a company. The last time I checked the cost in Arizona was about $15.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •