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Trademarking a brand name?
« on: July 17, 2020, 09:48:26 AM »
What's up everyone, not sure if this is going in the right place so feel free to move it if it should be somewhere else.

So I want to start using social media with my brand name and hopefully start selling a few things either from Instagram or maybe Etsy, not sure yet. But, I am wondering how important is it to trademark my brand name? Is it something I should do before I even tell anyone what it is? Or is it really not that important at all? I've always thought that before I start using the name to sell things on the internet I should probably trademark it, but I figured you guys would have some thoughts or personal experience to offer on the topic.

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Re: Trademarking a brand name?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2020, 12:32:24 PM »
How much money do you have to litigate brand name infringement?

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/how-to-establish-a-common-law-trademark

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Re: Trademarking a brand name?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2020, 03:55:57 PM »
How much money do you have to litigate brand name infringement?

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/how-to-establish-a-common-law-trademark

That was a good article. So say I didn't register the name and someone else goes and registers the name I'm using, I would have no power to fight back, correct?

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Re: Trademarking a brand name?
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2020, 07:54:03 PM »
How much money do you have to litigate brand name infringement?

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/how-to-establish-a-common-law-trademark

That was a good article. So say I didn't register the name and someone else goes and registers the name I'm using, I would have no power to fight back, correct?

Contact an attorney.