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Can you copyright initials?
Initials are not protected by copyright, which is probably a good thing. Otherwise, once one person had a copyright on his initials, others would be prohibited from using the same initials without the permission of the copyright owner. Copyright is not the only type of legal protection for written materials, however.
Can I trademark my initials?
Yes, you can trademark your initials. You can trademark your initials so long as you are utilizing them to distinguish your goods and services from another company or individual's products. Initials served as some of the earliest maker's marks and survive to this day as a common trademark.
Can you register an acronym as a trademark?
Yes, you can trademark an acronym provided that you use it as the brand name for your products or services. For example, ATu0026amp.T is a registered trademark for a line of telephone products and services. In order to trademark an acronym your company must use the acronym to identify its goods or services.
Can I trademark my own name?
Trademark law protects names, logos and other marks that are used in commerce. To register your name as a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), you must use it in business. But iflike most peopleyou only use your name for personal purposes, you can't register it as a trademark.
How much does it cost to trademark an acronym?
How Much Does It Cost to Trademark a Phrase? If you have ever asked yourself how much does it cost to trademark a phrase, according to the current fee schedule on the USPTO, trademark registration fees cost $275 per mark per class. If you need an attorney's assistance, the cost averages around $1,000 to $2,000.
Are character names copyrighted?
IANAL disclaimer but generally character names themselves cannot be copyrighted. They may be trademarked but only if the literary work/movie/or a related product were named after the character. So, trademark would only come into play for secondary characters in widely merchandised works.
Are characters copyrighted?
Copyright in Characters: For characters, the character only becomes protected under copyright law once it becomes a unique expression, i.e. drawing your own rendition of something or adding certain attributes. For video games though, the unique expression is the actual visual character created by the artist.
Are Disney character names copyrighted?
Disney holds numerous copyrights and trademarks that restrict the use of the names and images of its characters. The copyrights give Disney the exclusive right to use the characters. For example, Disney can prevent others from using Elsa, a character from "Frozen," in other movies, TV shows, or books.
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