Trademark Registration

A trademark is a creative or fanciful name or design, used to identify the owner of goods or services. Whereas copyright laws protect literary musical, dramatic, and other artistic intellectual property, trademark laws protect names, logos, or other (trade) marks associated with a business or individual. In the music industry, trademarks are most often used for the name of a record label or of a group, band, or artist. The significance of a trademark is that it legally assures the owner’s right to use (and profit from) that trademark in association with the service or product he or she provides. The trademark also allows its owner to prevent others from using the same or a similar name or design.

You can read more on the subject of Trademark and the Music Industry on my blog post by clicking the title link.

Registration Details

  • Register in your state or with the U.S. Trademark office
  • State registrations fees average under $50
  • Attorney's fees for state registration are $275 (Consultation fee credited)
  • U.S. Trademark Registration fees range from $275 to $325
  • Attorney's fees for federal registrations are $375 (Consultation fee credited)
  • Search fees for similar state and federally filed marks range from $150 to $200