Bloomfield, NJ asked in Entertainment / Sports, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for New Jersey

Q: I have a LLC for 'clothing'. Do I need an additional LLC to trademark the same name for 'Entertainment' purposes?

Do I need two separate LLC's. When filing trademark should it be under the LLC or me as individual?

3 Lawyer Answers
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
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  • Patents Lawyer
  • Moorestown, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: No, you can one LLC for both your clothing line and your entertainment line.

However, you should get your federal trademark in two classes, one class for your clothing products, and one class for your entertainment products.

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Floyd Edwin Ivey
Floyd Edwin Ivey
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  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Kennewick, WA

A: Your existing LLC can provide goods and services in more than one classification. The application regarding entertainment can be made on behalf of the existing LLC. Contact an attorney who is aware of Trademark law.

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Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
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  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: In most states an LLC can engage in any legal activity, so you can have it involved in many business ventures.

Whether that makes sense from a regulatory, financial and fiscal point of view is a different story.

As indicated you or any entity can own any trademark for any purpose.

In the USA trademarks get registered for specific products or service segments, so you would need to file for the two or more classifications.

best luck!

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