Can You Trademark a Business Model?

No, you can not officially register a trademark for a business concept with the USPTO.

This information was provided by our founding attorney, Xavier Morales, Esq. 

People planning a business model

Business models do not qualify for trademark protection.  A trademark is a name, logo or slogan used to brand a product or business.  Since a business model cannot be used to brand a product or business, it is not something that can be trademarked.

If you wish to create a name, logo or slogan that captures the spirit of your business model and use that name, logo or slogan to brand your products or services, then you may be able to trademark that name, logo or slogan. For a name, logo or slogan to qualify for trademarking, it will have to be unique enough to set your business apart from the competition.

Common Trademark Topics for Business Owners

The Trademark Registration Process

 

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Mr. Morales founded his trademark law practice in January 2007 with the goal of providing intellectual property expertise to entrepreneurs and businesses around the country. Since then, he has filed more than 6,000 trademarks with the USPTO. You can learn more about Xavier here.

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