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Business Name & Slogan??

Postby Darryn » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:07 pm

Hello, I am starting my own business. I have picked my company name and have come up with a slogan. I received a state tax ID# with my company name. Now what?? Do I get my company name and fashion line name copy righted, trademarked and what about my Logo and slogan? What's the difference between copyright and trademark? Right now I'm starting up so capital is tight, but the marked is competive and I'm worried about someone copying my clothing designs logos ect..?? All I know about this area is to worry about it and advice would be helpful.

Thanks
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Business Name & Slogan??

Postby Dobhailen » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:21 am

Dear Wayne,

Copyrights can be obtained for things of an artistic nature. This includes, of course, poetry, films, sculptures, music, fiction, etc. But can also include things that may not necessarily seem "artistic" in the general sense of the word. Copyrights can also be obtained for advertising copy, games, software programs and blueprints, to name just a few. It may be possible for you to copyright the patterns for your clothing articles:

You can do this at the US Copyright Office. The application is fairly simple & the cost is $45 per application.http://www.copyright.gov/register/visual.html -- Visual Arts Registrationhttp://www.copyright.gov/register/visual.html -- Visual Arts Registration

Trademarks can be names of products or services, logos, slogans, packaging and even sounds and smells. In essence, a trademark can be almost anything that is used to identify a particular product or service. Registering a trademark grants the owner exclusive rights to the mark within the specified industry. Of course, it's necessary to research the mark comprehensively prior to filing to ensure that there is no possibility of infringing upon another party. This entails searching the pending & registered Federal and State trademark files as well as the US National Common-Law files. Then, if clear, you can decide if you would like to file for a Federal or a State trademark. To register a trademark, that's done either through your Secretary of State for a State trademark or the US Patent & Trademark Office for a Federal trademark. If you are only conducting business in one state, then a State trademark is most appropriate. If you conduct(OR are planning to conduct) business in at least 2 states OR between the US & any other country, you can file for a Federal trademark.

Hope that helps! I wish you much success & happiness in all your ventures!

Please contact me with any other questions. Thank you!

Warmest regards,

Shannon Moorehttp://www.tmexpress.comhttp://tmexpress.blogspot.com
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Postby Durant » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:18 am

Hello, I am starting my own business. I have picked my company name and have come up with a slogan. I received a state tax ID# with my company name. Now what?? Do I get my company name and fashion line name copy righted, trademarked and what about my Logo and slogan? What's the difference between copyright and trademark? Right now I'm starting up so capital is tight, but the marked is competive and I'm worried about someone copying my clothing designs logos ect..?? All I know about this area is to worry about it and advice would be helpful.

Thanks
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