How to Register your Logo Online?
If you have a logo that you want to protect, then you may want to consider registering it as a trademark. In this case, the best way to register your logo online is by going through the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). This system allows you to submit your application online and pay fees online as well.
Conduct a Search on the Logo
When you have your final design, conduct a search on the logo. This search will ensure that if anyone else has already registered it as their trademark, you don’t run into any issues in future. The simplest way to do this is by going to Google and searching for the name of your brand or logo.
Fill out an Application
Once you have decided on a trademark, you will have to fill out an application. You will be required to provide a lot of information and the more information that you provide, the better. The application is free but there is a fee if you choose to have an attorney submit it for you. The application can be found online at the United States Patent and Trademark Office website.
Provide Correct Information
When you're starting to design a logo, it's important to make sure you have as much information about your business as possible. This is because every detail you provide in your application matters and should be correct.
Do not leave any fields blank or provide false information, as this may cause delays in processing or rejection of your application by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers).
Submit a Specimen of the Logo
If you are asked to submit a specimen of the logo, it is an image that shows your logo in use. The specimen should be black and white and printed on paper (no pixels). It should not be cropped or edited.
If possible, we recommend that you scan your specimen instead of taking a photo with your camera phone or digital camera. If you do need to take a photograph as part of the specimen submission process, please try to make sure that the logo is not too small or blurry.
When you apply for a trademark, you will have to pay certain fees. Fees are based on the type of trademark and the number of classes you are applying for. When applying online, these fees are paid online in U.S. dollars by credit card or eCheck (ACH). The total amount for all three fees is $275 per class of goods/services in one category and $325 per class of goods/services in more than one category, but it may vary depending on the complexity of your application.
You should be aware that these fees are non-refundable even if your mark is not registered or if it becomes canceled after examination.
Registering your logo online is not a complicated process as long as you do your homework beforehand. All you need is to fill out an application providing relevant and correct information and pay a particular fee.
We hope this article has helped you understand how to register a logo online. If you have any doubts or concerns, be sure to contact an attorney who specializes in trademark law. They will be able to answer your questions and assist with any questions or concerns you may have along the way.