Posts by tag: trademark

Can I use 'Inc' with my trademark?

In a recent blog post, I explored the question of whether or not it's possible to use 'Inc' with a trademark. It turns out that while 'Inc' is typically associated with a corporation, it can be used with a trademark if the company is incorporated. However, it's important to make sure that the use of 'Inc' accurately reflects the company's legal status, as misrepresentations can lead to legal issues. Additionally, it's always a good idea to consult with a trademark attorney to ensure proper usage and protection of your trademark. Overall, using 'Inc' with a trademark is possible, but it's crucial to proceed with caution and seek legal guidance.

How can a common word be trademarked?

Trademarking a common word can be possible but it is a challenging process. It requires the applicant to demonstrate that the common word or phrase has acquired a distinctive meaning associated with a particular product or service. To do this, the applicant must show that the public associates the common word or phrase with the applicant's goods or services and not with any other goods or services. The applicant must also show that the common word or phrase is not used by other traders to describe their goods or services. Finally, the applicant must show that the public recognizes the common word or phrase as a trademark. Trademarking a common word is possible but it requires a great deal of evidence.