Brooklyn, NY asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Trademark for New Jersey

Q: What are the steps to ensure my business name is secure?

I’m in the works of a clothing business and want to know what steps I need to take in order for the name to be secure? I want the brand name safe from being taken. Also curious if there’s a way to copyright it, or whatever the proper terminology is, before launching the business?

3 Lawyer Answers
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
Answered
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Much more information is needed to be known to answer your questions. You may need a copyright or trademark or maybe just a business entity name, filed with the state etc. Set up a consultation with a good lawyer you're not going to get the advice you need here on a free website

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You are going to need to retain an experienced law firm that practices all aspects of Intellectual Property and corporate structures so that all aspects of your business and your assets are safe and secure.

Barbara Berschler
Barbara Berschler
Answered
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD

A: If the word you use for your company's name is also the trademark/brand you want to protect, that can be done by filing an Intent to Use trademark application with the USPTO. This kind of application can be filed before you open for business. It is a way to put down a "tap tap reserved" marker. Good luck.

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