Can I Trademark a T-shirt?

Yes, you can trademark a t-shirt. You can trademark a name, logo, or slogan that appears on your t-shirts. You may register a trademark for any materials that identify and promote your particular goods and services.

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

Trademarking a t-shirt design

For example, the “NIKE” name and logo, as they appear on t-shirts, are registered trademarks. Trademarking a t-shirt logo or slogan will prevent another company from manufacturing or selling a similar t-shirt, thus solidifying your place within your niche.

If you wish to register a trademark for a particularly common word or phrase, you should have a trademark attorney perform a trademark search as soon as possible. The existence of an identical trademark will prevent you from registering your particular phrase. If is important to have these searches performed by a trademark attorney, as there are a number of places that these trademarks can be found rather than a single, all inclusive database. If you attempt this search on your own, it is unlikely that you will check all possible locations.

If you are considering registering a trademark for a logo, you should contact our associates today to ensure that your logo is distinct enough.

The Process for Trademarking a T-Shirt

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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