Can I Trademark a Resume?

No, you cannot trademark a resume. Trademarks specifically cover the materials used to promote your goods or services. Since a resume does not fit that criteria, it is not something for which you can register a trademark.

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

This doesn't mean that you cannot trademark certain elements found on a resume, however.

You can create and register a trademark for a personal name or logo, so long as you use that name or logo to promote your products or services. That name or logo could then be placed upon a resume. In this scenario, the name or logo would be protected but the contents of the resume would not be.

If you have any questions regarding trademarking a name or logo, you should direct them to one of our associates today.

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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