Can I Trademark a Sound?
You can certainly trademark a sound if you are using that sound as a part of the brand identity for your products or services. Sound trademarks are difficult to come by, however, as the sound you’re interested in trademarking must be incredibly distinct so that the general public will instantly recognize that the sound belongs to your product or service without a second thought. As a result, you’re going to have a slightly easier time trademarking a sound that has been used in conjunction with a product or service for many years rather than one you just came up with. And of course, the sound must be unique, able to be heard by all types of people, and it should be able to be presented in sheet music form.
If you are using a distinct sound to market your goods or services, contact us today to speak with trademark attorney Eric Norton to discuss how registering a trademark for that sound could help solidify your brand image and protect against competitors who may be interested in using that sound for their own personal gain.