Q: Can I submit my trademark just as a name for now for use in the future?
I plan to use this trademark for my business. I plan to change the look of my mark soon but I just want to trademark it right now
A: It is possible, but generally not recommended. If you claim only the words, and not the look of the mark, the registration will not apply to the look. Also, in order to obtain and maintain a trademark, you have to use it. There may be limited circumstances where you would want to do this. You should speak with a trademark attorney on the best way to proceed.
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