Simply put, no, you cannot trademark a business idea. Trademarks cover the way that you identify your business, not the specific services or products that you offer. To trademark an idea to protect it against exploitation, you may want to consider incorporating your idea into a business name, logo, or slogan.
You may also choose to divide your ideas into specific subcategories or product lines with individual names, logos, or slogans. Once you start to develop your business idea, you’re bound to discover a handful of trademarks you’ll need to register in order to maintain exclusivity.
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