How do you check if a company is trademarked?
To search the USPTO’s trademark database, go to TESS and choose a search option.
If you are searching for a name, you can use the trademark name search.
If you are searching a design mark, such as a logo, you will first need to look up your design code using the USPTO’s Design Search Code Manual..
Are company names copyrighted?
Business names, product names, logos and labels can all be trademarks. You acquire a trademark by using your mark in commerce—in other words, using it when you conduct your business. For additional protection, you can register a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Can a saying be trademarked?
Common words and phrases can be trademarked if the person or company seeking the trademark can demonstrate that the phrase has acquired a distinctive secondary meaning apart from its original meaning. That secondary meaning must be one that identifies the phrase with a particular good or service.
Can two companies have the same name?
Because business names are registered on a state-by-state basis, the fact that a company in another state has the same name as yours is usually not a cause for concern. However, you are right in that there could be intellectual property issues (namely, trademark) when two companies have the same name.
How much does it cost to trademark a business name?
Trademark application: with picklist, $250 per class or without picklist, $330 per class. Series Trademark application: with picklist, $400 per class or without picklist, $480 per class.