Can I Trademark Something With Joint Ownership?
Yes, you can trademark something with joint ownership.
A trademark can have multiple owners. If two or more parties wish to acquire joint ownership, they may file jointly for the trademark. As with any trademark, a jointly owned trademark must be used to promote or sell goods or services. A trademark can protect materials such as names, logos and slogans.
The joint ownership of a trademark is a difficult legal area, as trademarks identify a single originator of goods or services. Typically, a joint filing denotes co-ownership of the actual trademark. This can create difficulty when the two parties disagree on how to utilize or apply the trademark; as such, we highly advise you to seek legal council with an experienced trademark attorney before you file for joint ownership.
If you would like to speak to someone about joint ownership of a trademark, contact us today to speak with a trademark attorney.
The Trademark Process