Create a Trademark

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Jun 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: I created a “word” that I want trademarked. Once trademarked, is it easy to solicit to companies to sell the rights?

It's a single word, that can be used with a very recognizable one (1), or four (4) words phrase prior (before – leading into the word) to it. Do I trademark just the word, or the 2 words, or the 4 word phrase? It can be used as a name brand or popular “pre-phrase” to a brand name. Also is the search hard to find out if it's been trademarked already? Thanks.

Answer: It might be difficult to sell a trademark if there is no associated product you are also selling.

Without more information, it is too difficult to say whether you should trademark just the word, the two words, or the four words. You might be better off trademarking all three variations.

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Michael Shimokaji

Michael’s expertise includes the strategic development of patent and trademark portfolios. He identifies those patents and trademarks that are valuable to his clients by providing them with a competitive advantage. Then, Michael obtains patent and trademark registrations in the US and abroad.


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