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What do I need to do to trademark a phrase?

If you have a phrase you believe would be valuable when marketing or promoting your service, you can look to register it with the US Patent and Trademark Office (also known as the USPTO). Registering your phrase as a trademark gives you certain legal rights. The simplest way to look at it is that it serves as a deterrent for others who may want to use your mark. First things first though, you have to see if anyone is using it as a mark before you are. From there, you then have to assess whether your phrase is able to be trademarked and if it is worth it.

If you’re attempting to trademark a phrase on your own then take a look at the USPTO website. You’ll find an abundance of helpful resources there. One thing you’ll find are these instructions:

“Although not required, most applicants use private trademark attorneys for legal advice regarding use of their trademark, filing an application, and the likelihood of success in the registration process, since not all applications proceed to registration. A private trademark attorney (not associated with the USPTO) may help you avoid many potential pitfalls.”

If you want to find a trademark attorney then visit LawTrades. All you have to do is answer a few questions, and we’ll connect you with an available lawyer who will handle everything from research to filing and fees for a flat rate. Good luck!

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