Applying for a basic, vanilla trademark is actually surprisingly cheap. However, the costs surrounding the application process can add up quickly.
A common law trademark is a type of legal protection you gain by using your name or logo in commerce in order to market your brand.
“Likelihood of confusion” is a term in trademark law which measures how likely it is for the average consumer to confuse the products or services of two brands.
This article covers Class 44, which protects services including healthcare, hygiene and beauty, and specific agricultural jobs such as gardening and animal breeding.
Trademark Class 17 provides legal protection to brands which sell products made of rubber or plastic, such as hoses, tubing, insulation, and latex.
Trademark Class 16 provides trademark protections to businesses operating in the paper and office supply industries. Books are also covered by this class.
Trademark Class 15 broadly covers all instruments and instrument components, as well as related items such as music stands, cases, and batons.
Trademark Class 14 generally protects all items associated with jewelry, such as precious metals, charms, fine clocks and watches, and the jewelry itself.
Now that you have a trademark search report, you should review the report and determine if your proposed trademark will conflict with an existing trademark.
Descriptive trademarks must file for the Supplemental Register. Suggestive and fanciful trademarks instead fall under the Principal Register.
Conducting a thorough trademark search before you register your name or mark will give you confidence in the brand name you have chosen.