Can I Trademark a User-Interface?
No, you cannot trademark a user-interface. A user-interface constitutes a design feature of the program, site, or product with which it is associated, and design features cannot be trademarked.
There are other legal protections you could invoke to protect a product’s design features so long as they are distinct enough to merit them; design features are typically covered by patents.
A trademark will only protect the name, slogan, or logo that you use to promote your products and services. Trademarks cover the identifying markings that differentiate the originator of a line of goods or services from a competitor within the same field or market. If you give your user-interface a distinct name, you can trademark the name that you apply to it.
Please contact us today if you have any questions regarding what aspects of a user-interface you can trademark. Our associates would be glad to discuss the matter with you.
The Process of Trademarking