Quick Answer: What Is The Difference Between A Trademark And A Domain Name?

Trademark is a part of Intellectual Property which provides exclusive rights to its owner while domain name is the identity for a particular website on the Internet.

A domain name is contextual while a trademark contains of name, word, logo, device, slogan etc.

Is domain same as trademark?

Yes, domain names can also be registered and protected as trademarks or service marks at the national and international levels, provided that the domain names do satisfy all conditions to be duly registered and protected like the trademark and service marks.

Do you have to trademark a brand name?

In general, you must use a trademark in your business in order to have trademark rights. But the USPTO offers a way for businesses to preserve their right to use a trademark in the future. You will need to begin using your trademark and submit additional paperwork to complete the federal registration process.

What is the difference between a domain name and a business name?

A domain name is registered so that there is an internet address. A trademark is registered to identify a product or service. A business name is registered to identify a business that wishes to trade other than with its own name. A company name is the name of a specific type of legal entity.

What is a trademark and what does it protect?

Trademarks, copyrights, and patents protect different types of intellectual property. A trademark typically protects brand names and logos used on goods and services. A copyright protects an original artistic or literary work. A patent protects an invention.

Can someone take my domain name?

Trademark can’t be used after the fact to take away your existing domain. A common law trademark is valid for the first person to use a mark in commerce – in the class they are using it.

How do I know if a domain is trademarked?

To search the USPTO’s trademark database, go to TESS and choose a search option. If you are searching for a name, you can use the trademark name search. If you are searching a design mark, such as a logo, you will first need to look up your design code using the USPTO’s Design Search Code Manual.

What are the three types of trademarks?

Types of trademarks include:

  • Trademarks;
  • Service marks;
  • Strong trademarks;
  • Fanciful Trademarks; Arbitrary Trademarks; Suggestive Trademarks;
  • Weak trademarks;
  • Descriptive Trademarks; Merely Descriptive Trademarks; Generic Trademarks;
  • Trade names;
  • Trade Dress;

Should I get a trademark or LLC first?

Llc first. You need a place to register your trademark. If you have to move it to your LLC later you will have to buy it from yourself. FYI – if you are using a name or logo in commerce you already have some common law trademark rights.

How long does a trademark last?

10 years