If I’m starting an online shop selling art and goods, should I trademark my logo and file for a fictitious name now?

Right now it’s only online but I’d love to branch out in the future and sell in a small shop. I do have a particular logo that I would like to use on all my products. Also, my name is similar to someone that is already established in the USA but we sell different things. Should I keep my name?

Asked on August 30, 2014 under Business Law, Florida

Answers:

Shawn Jackson / The Jackson Law Firm, P.C.

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Well, the short answer is "yes"...the more robust answer is that you will want to speak with a Business Development Attorney who will be able to assist you with both the business model, the business plan along with the variety of legal requirements and protections to move you to the level of business success you wish.

Shawn Jackson - California Business Development Attorney


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