Can I Trademark a Username?
A username can be trademarked so long as you are using that username to market, sell, or distinguish your goods or services from your competitors. The types of products or services you can register under are broad, so even if you’re just using a Twitter to entertain the public, you can still register it as a trademark. The same rules apply to all trademarks, however, so be sure to have a unique username that is not generic, descriptive, or misleading to the public.
Once you register a trademark for your username, you can prevent your competitors or other third parties from impersonating you online or otherwise taking advantage of your internet success. While enforcing your registered trademark is your responsibility, most of the social media sites make it easy for trademark owners to enforce their rights if you catch someone trying those your trademark without your permission.
If you are very active on multiple social media sites and are interested in protecting your brand identity, contact us today to speak with trademark attorney Eric Norton to discuss the process for trademarking your username.
Trademark Registration by Norton Law Corporation
All work for our clients is personally done by trademark attorney Eric Norton. No paralegals. No secretaries. No associates.
Our trademark registration services are just one flat fee (plus the applicable government filing fees) so you always know what you’re getting up front.
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You tell us what to trademark, provide us proof of use (or your intent to use), and we do the rest so you can get back to running your business in no time.