One frequent question I get is whether someone can (or should) own a trademark as an individual, or whether they need a corporation, LLC, or other business entity. When applying to register your trademark, this is a question that you will need to answer. There are some good reasons why you should create a business … Read moreDo I Need a Business Entity for My Trademark?
In the United States, you get trademark rights by using your trademark in commerce. When there is a dispute over a trademark, a major issue is determining which party had trademark priority. In other words, “who established rights first?” You should file your trademark application as early as possible to prevent a situation where someone else … Read moreTrademark Priority: When Should I Register My Trademark?
One thing that I commonly hear from clients is that it is difficult to come up with a good trademark. When going through the trademark search process it can sometimes seem like “all the good ones are taken.” Running into conflicts every time you think of a new name can quickly become frustrating. However, trademark … Read moreBad Trademark Search Results? There’s No Such Thing
NFL fans in San Diego were reminded today that professional sports are, above all else, a business. It’s a message that we were hit hard with in St. Louis just a year ago, when the Rams left to go to Los Angeles. Because they are businesses, the focus of sports leagues and teams is making … Read moreTrademark Research Missing for Chargers and Golden Knights