Thursday, November 18, 2010

Can I Register Blog Name as a Trademark?

Dear Rich: Might you know whether blog names get trademark protection? Many thanks for any insight you can offer! Yes, blog names can acquire trademark protection and can be registered at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Here's an article with a step-by-step explanation how to do it.
(We registered our blog name last year and didn't run into any problems.)
You'll have to meet the requirements for trademark protection and registration, much of which we set forth hereand in our helpful book on the subject. The online registration process should cost approximately $300 depending on which method you choose. And when you register, you would describe your blog services as "On-line journals, namely, blogs featuring commentary and information in the fields of [describing the content or field of the blog]."