How can I trademark a slogan/tagline?

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Written by Tomas Orsula

Senior Trademark Attorney

To trademark a slogan or tagline, you can follow these general steps:

  1. Develop a distinctive slogan: Create a unique and memorable slogan or tagline that effectively captures the essence of your brand, product, or service. Make sure it is not generic or commonly used.
  2. Conduct a trademark search: Before proceeding with the registration, conduct a comprehensive search to ensure that your slogan is not already in use or similar to existing trademarks. This will help avoid potential conflicts and increase the chances of successful registration.
  3. Prepare the trademark application: Prepare the necessary documents for filing a trademark application. This typically includes the completed application form, the slogan in the specified format, and the appropriate filing fees. Depending on your jurisdiction, additional documentation or requirements may be needed.
  4. File the trademark application: Submit your trademark application to the relevant intellectual property office or trademark authority. Provide all the required information and pay the applicable fees. The application will undergo examination to assess its eligibility for registration.
  5. Monitor the application: Once your application is submitted, monitor its progress and respond to any inquiries or objections from the trademark office promptly. Consult with an intellectual property attorney or professional if any issues arise during the examination process.
  6. Registration and protection: If your slogan is deemed eligible and no oppositions or objections are raised, your trademark application will be approved, and you will receive a registration certificate. This provides you with exclusive rights to use the slogan in connection with the specified goods or services. Remember to renew your trademark registration periodically as required by the relevant authorities.
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