If I register a combined mark, will both the logo mark and the name be protected or just the combination of the two?

Photo of Jan Buza

Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

The answer to this question is very case specific.

In general, if you register a combined mark, all of the dominant elements of the mark gain implicit protection. If a third party copies one of the dominant elements of your trademark, you would be protected.

However, the element must be distinct enough to gain protection when used separately. If the copied part of the mark is generic, the protection doesn't apply. In such cases, for the protection to apply, the mark would have to be copied fully.

Related questions

Advice icon

Haven't found what you are looking for?

Our team of experienced trademark attorneys is here to help you! Simply send us an email outlining your request and we'll be happy to assist you.