Staten Island, NY asked in Trademark for New York

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.

MY QUESTION

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?

Related Topics:
2 Lawyer Answers
Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Seattle, WA

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.

1 user found this answer helpful

Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks
Answered
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • los angeles, CA

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 jason@altviewlawgroup.com 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.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.