Your brand name is one of your most valuable assets. It is what customers use to identify your products or services, and it can be a major factor in their decision to buy from you. That's why it's crucial to protect your brand name from infringement.
There are a few things you can do to protect your brand name:
Register your trademark
This is the most important step you can take to protect your brand name. A trademark registration gives you the exclusive right to use the name in commerce. You can register your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Use your brand name consistently
The more you use your brand name, the stronger your trademark rights will be. Make sure to use your brand name in all your marketing materials, on your website, and on your products or services.
Monitor your brand name for infringement
Be on the lookout for businesses that use your brand name without your permission. If you see someone infringing on your trademark, you can send them a cease and desist letter.
Take legal action if necessary
If someone infringes on your trademark and refuses to stop, you may need to take legal action. This could involve filing a lawsuit in federal court.
By taking these steps, you can help protect your brand name and ensure that it remains yours. If you've got questions, we're here to help.