213 – 3 Things You Need Before Filing A Trademark

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Show Notes

We want to focus on trademarks today. Here is what you need to know to actually register your trademark. Trademark is a term that gets thrown around quite a lot. Here are the 3 things you need to get your ™ registered!

Unique Name
It’s becoming harder and harder to register trademarks. With the advent of the internet, information is very easily accessible. It’s very easy to do a Google search and realize someone else has already trademarked your name. Having a unique name is becoming harder and harder to register. So it really has to be unique. You can’t have other businesses within Australia actually having that name. So if you do have a really unique name, then trademark it!

This is your symbol you’ve come up with for your business. It’s important if you have a symbol that you can register as a trademark. This is an actual symbol that you’ve come up with for your business and you’re able to trademark that provided you meet the criteria.

There are 45 different classes of trademarks. What you can do is you register your trademark in the classes that apply to your product to service. You’ve got to pick the right category! This is really where you need to get advice to make sure that you’re registering your trademark for all the right classes. And that’s really what you’re protecting. So what you need to register a trademark is a unique name, or unique symbol and knowing what categories or classes you want to register it in.

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