Can I Trademark a QR Code?

No, you cannot trademark a QR code by itself, because trademarks only protect names, logos and slogans.

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

Man scanning a QR code

You can, however, trademark a logo that features a QR code as part of the logo. In order to trademark the logo you must use it to promote or sell your products or services. Your logo must be a recognizable and distinct aspect your brand, and it should distinguish your goods or services from competitors within your specific field.

If you have created a logo that features a QR code, you should contact our attorneys today so that they may check the strength of the logo and ensure that it is something that can be trademarked.

Common Trademark Topics for Business Owners

Xavier Morales, Esq.

About the Author

Xavier Morales, Esq.

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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