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Domain Names vs. Trademarks

To register a domain name‚ or URL‚ for your business in New York‚ you can do so electronically via one of many domain name registrars (Network Solutions‚ Inc; Godaddy.com). Depending on which options you choose for your domain name registration‚ this generally costs less than $50. Once your domain name has been registered‚ you can take the necessary steps to get your website up and running.

To officially register a trademark‚ you must submit an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). You can do this electronically via the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) at the USPTO website. This application must include a $325 fee.

A registered domain name does not serve as a federally registered trademark‚ nor does the process work vice versa. To register both‚ you will have to do so separately. However‚ once you have officially registered a trademark‚ this may protect your legal rights to any confusingly similar domain name.

To register a trademark for your business in New York‚ you can get the professional help of a New York trademark lawyer. Once your trademark has been registered with the USPTO‚ your New York trademark lawyer can help you protect your rights to that mark.

Contacting a New York Trademark Lawyer

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Date: 11/30/2010 | Category: Start a Franchise

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