Can I Trademark a Name?
Yes you can trademark your Name under certain circumstances.
If you are using a particular word, graphic, phrase or slogan on a Name, you can trademark it to prevent any other manufacturers from using it without your permission. For example, the mark “Tim Tebow” is a registered trademark for a variety of gadgets. A Name trademark entitles the owner of the trademark to stop others from using their mark or a similar mark on a specific goods & services without their permission.
To trademark a Name the name must achieve secondary meaning – acquired distinctiveness to merit trademark protection. The United States Patent and Trademark Office will reject your trademark application if they determine that your word, graphic, phrase or slogan is absent a showing of acquired distinctiveness and likely push you to the Secondary Register.
If you want to trademark your Name please contact US trademark attorney Mat Grell at 678-202-5990. We would be happy to discuss your potential trademark application and answer any trademark questions.
Please contact US trademark attorney Mat Grell at 678-202-5990