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When Is the Right Time to Trademark Your Brand?

Apr 02, 2024

Starting a business comes with a lot of important steps, and one of the key decisions is when to get a trademark for your brand. The simple advice? Do it as early as you can.

When you apply for a trademark, there are two main ways to do it. The first way, known as "1A" or "in-use," tells the trademark office that you're already using your brand name or logo in business. But there's another method, called "1B" or "intent-to-use." This means you're planning to use the trademark soon, even if you haven't started yet. You're basically saying, "Hey, we have plans for this trademark."

This "intent-to-use" option is great because it lets you start the trademark process early. You don't have to wait until you've launched your product or brand. This can be a big help for businesses thinking about changing their brand name, starting a new product line, or coming up with a new slogan. It's a way to make sure your new brand name or slogan is okay to use before you spend money and time on marketing or products.

Why is this important? Well, it's a way to protect your brand right from the start. It helps you avoid the trouble of finding out later that you can't use your brand name or logo because someone else has a trademark on something too similar. This early protection step can save you a lot of headaches and keep your business on the right track.

So, when it comes to getting a trademark for your business, the sooner, the better. This doesn't just help keep your brand safe; it also makes sure you can move forward with your business plans without running into legal issues later on. Getting that trademark early on is a smart move for any business looking to build a strong foundation for its brand.

Are you ready?

Now, if you're ready to take that important step in safeguarding your brand, don't hesitate to reach out to Indie Law. We are specialists in trademark law and will handle the entire process for you. If you are unsure - Indie Law has secured over 900 trademarks for brands across the US and is 5* rated on Google with 130+ reviews from satisfied clients! Book a call with our knowledgeable and friendly team today, and we'll take care of everything, ensuring a smooth and successful trademark journey. So what are you waiting for? Start the process to protect your brand TODAY by giving Indie Law a call. Your brand deserves protection – let Indie Law make it happen!


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