Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Beltonbanger, Aug 15, 2013.
Anyone every get a trademark for their operation? WHat are the odds? Criteria?
The bare minimum to trademark anything is around $3,000- $5000. In most cases, it's just not worth the agony, especially in the taxidermy (or any specialty job) arena. The actual "trademark" can be as low as $100 but then you're going to need to have the time copyrighted (done simply by imbossing a circled "c" on the item.) The REAL costs come with patenting the item.
If you're looking for protection, then the patent is the only way. Trademarks will be applical only in the area you live and that's if someone else doesn't already have that name. Then you have to expand that coverage to adjacent counties, regions, or nationally. The costs keep going up every time you have to have a lawyer file for trademark protection.
Mine is a dirty joke. George knows this!
If you are trying to protect your shop name from being used by someone else in your state you may look at a "Service mark".
In Ky you protect a business name that way...Very inexpensive..$15
Here is how i did mine
Here is the problem. Unless you are a millionaire and have money to burn Protecting your "name" is a losing battle.
For Instance say "register"
here are some variations somone could use AND be totally safe from litigation
Wildlife Artistryof Joplin
Wylde Life R-tistry
THE Wildlife Artistry
Custom Wildlife Artistry
AAA Wildlife Artistry
It's a losing battle unless you are willing to fight it constantly.