Monday, August 12, 2013
Wants to Register a Trademark for eBooks
Book marks ... Keep in mind that you can't register a single book title as a trademark, only a series of book titles (see our previous entry). So before filing as a potential trademark for books, you would need to show the examiner that you have a series, not just one book -- for example, the Dummies books are a series, as are the Harry Potter books.
How to proceed ... Because we're not sure of your grand plan -- for example, whether you want to use the phrase as the name of your publishing business -- we'd suggest you consult with an attorney. If that's not possible on your budget, consider filing a registration in Class 9 (assuming you're convinced you have a series). As for the other goods you mentioned, you would need to file separate registrations for mugs (Class 21; household items), and t-shirts (Class 25; clothing). As for maps, those might be covered if you filed in Class 16 for paper goods.
Posted by The Dear Rich Staff at 6:00 AM