If I register a trademark under my personal name, can I later change it so that my business owns it?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

Yes, you have the option to transfer a trademark from your personal name to your business entity after it has been registered. This involves drafting an Assignment Agreement that clearly states the transfer of ownership from yourself as the current owner to your business. The agreement should include essential details such as the trademark being transferred, the parties involved, the effective date of the transfer, and any terms or conditions of the transfer.

Once all parties involved provide their consent and execute the Agreement, you will need to file the Assignment Agreement with the appropriate trademark office or registry. This typically requires submitting a trademark assignment application that provides information about the trademark, the current owner (you), the new owner (your business entity), and the executed Assignment Agreement.

After the transfer is recorded by the trademark office, you will need to update the trademark records to reflect the new ownership details. This may involve notifying the trademark office, updating registration certificates, and ensuring that any public records or databases reflect the change of ownership.

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