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establish your business protect your name and keep your profit hello I'm Tammy Shambaugh a houston-based attorney and creator of ask Tammy live where we discussed the best ways to establish a business protect your name and keep your profits today we will answer the question can I register a trademark without having a business the simple answer to your question is sometimes in very limited instances so generally speaking when you are registering a trademark needs to be a mark that has been used in commerce that means used in business to identify you as the source of a good or service so it has to be something that distinguishes you something that makes you different now if that's not the case there are two limited instances where I have come across people who are able to register trademarks even though they don't have businesses the first one is with an intent to use now I wouldn't even say that this is a full-out registration of a trademark this is an application that you can file with the United States Patent and Trademark Office so that's the USPTO that says I'm not currently using this mark but I plan on using this mark in the future in those instances you file this application and it basically reserves that mark for you but you'll still have to go through the actual registration process when you are trying to register the trademark so that's a loose loose version I guess of registering a trademark but it doesn't have the same weight that a full registration comes with the next incense that I see this come along and this is a little bit more of a registration without a business is with celebrities the law grants celebrities something called the right of publicity that is the rights and the exclusive rights to protect their name and their likeness so if you are someone who is a celebrity in some regard you can trademark your name because it identifies you and so you might not have a formal business but you may be the business in that instance you can protect that you also see people protecting catchphrases slogans colors but these still go back to identifying and distinguishing something that is provided in business so though you might not have a formal business if you have things that are related to a business that identify or distinguish you has the source of a good or service you can file for a registration or you can obtain trademark registration if you meet the legal requirements I hope that this video has helped it's short and sweet straight to the point I want to make sure that you are in a position to really protect your business and so if this has been helpful please do not hesitate to subscribe below additionally follow me on social media at TOS legal on Facebook and Instagram last but not least feel free to reach out to me if you're in the Houston area by scheduling a consultation you can do so by visiting www.disabilitydenials.com for
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I've studied applied ethics at University of Maine at Machias in Machias and I am an expert in music psychology. I usually feel anxious. My previous job was private detectives and investigators I held this position for 18 years, I love talking about linguistics and nature diary. Huge fan of Salvador Dali I practice wrestling and collect plants.
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