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Can You Trademark A Band Name?
Michael Kondoudis -- DC Trademark Lawyer Michael Kondoudis -- DC Trademark Lawyer
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Dateline: Washington, DC
Saturday, May 20, 2023


How Do You Trademark a Band Name?   

To trademark a band name, logo, or slogan, you need to apply to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Learn about how here

Briefly, these are the three steps to trademark a band name:

1. Research: Conduct thorough research to ensure that your desired band name isn’t already being used by another band or registered as a trademark. You can start by searching databases, social media, and online streaming platforms.

2. Choose a unique name: Aim for a distinctive band name that stands out and can be easily associated with your music. Avoid generic or descriptive names to ensure successful trademark registration.

3. Submit a trademark application: File an application with the appropriate government office, such as the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the United States. Make sure to follow their guidelines and regulations, and provide all the necessary information and documentation. The application process can take some time, so be patient while waiting for approval.

 A word of warning – filing an application starts a Federal legal proceeding that can be very confusing and complicated.  For this reason, and many others, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recommends that you work with a trademark attorney.  Learn why.

About Michael Kondoudis

For more than twenty years, Michael Kondoudis has been the go-to trademarking expert for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Michael is a USPTO-licensed trademark and patent attorney, educator, speaker, and author of the Amazon best-seller: Going From Business to Brand. He is also an authority trusted by national news media on major trademark stories involving NFTs and the Metaverse. For more information, visit www.mekiplaw.com.

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