How best to choose the correct entity for registering trademark?

I wish to trademark a website name with the USPTO of a website which I will launch soon, I am the sole owner of the domain name and if I turn the website into a business I will be the sole owner of the business. For my situation, which entity would be best for me to choose in the trademark application, individual or sole proprietorship?

Asked on July 4, 2016 under Business Law, New York


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

It's a sole proprietorship if, at this time, you have a business which you are conducting as a sole proprietorship and you will own the mark in that business name. If you do not at present have a business, then it is individual.

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