Who should hold trademark ownership in my business?

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Written by Tomas Orsula

Senior Trademark Attorney

The simple answer is that the company should own the trademark, not founders, shareholders, investors, trusts, committees, etc. Having a business entity be the trademark holder avoids frequent ownership transfers or additional paperwork due to personal changes.

This article goes into more detail on why registering a trademark as a business entity is generally preferable.

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