Q: Hello! I am a musician looking to trademark my stage name. I just have a specific question
My name is 4 letters in a unique order, (no existing trademarks). My LOGO for my future website/merchandise, will basically be this same name, designed in a cursive like font (my own handwriting) I initially spoke to a USPTO rep and discovered if I was to theoretically apply for my name and logo simultaneously (by uploading my logo file alongside it) it would diminish the integrity of my name's trademark and only protect it accompanied with the logo, not individually in it's own right.
What trademarks should I go to file for? (And how many must I apply for) I want to protect my stage name as an artist and musician. But on top of that, I would like to protect my brand's logo which happens to be the same name, just designed in a specific cursive font.
Furthermore I intend on using this logo for clothing/accessories, and plaster it across my website, that will include my name in the domain. So with everything considered, how many trademarks will I need?
A: My recommendation would be to file two applications, covering two classes each. One for the plain name, covering both apparel and music-related services; and another for stylized name covering the same classes. You should reach out to a qualified trademark attorney like myself to help guide you through the process. As a musician myself I understand where you should allocate your resources to push your brand.
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A: There’s a few different avenues to take here which will require a longer discussion. If you want to discuss all of your options, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set a time for a call next week. I’d be happy to explain everything and help set you up with all the marks you need.
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