Can I Trademark a Document?
No, you cannot trademark a document.
You cannot trademark the contents of a document. A trademark specifically protects the materials that promote or identify a particular product or service. Typically these materials consist of the name, logo or slogan used to promote or sell the products and services. If a document is associated with marketing your products or services, then it may be possible to trademark any logos or names that appear within the document.
If you would like to trademark name of your product or service, then you will need to ensure that the name has not already been claimed by a competitor. This is most easily achieved by having a trademark attorney perform a trademark search. If the trademark search does not detect any potential conflicts with any other trademarks, then you may file your trademark application with the Trademark Office to secure the federal trademark rights to that name.
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