• Scott R. Weber, Esq.

Domain Names And Company Names Are NOT Trademarks!

A common misconception among new entrepreneurs is that owning a particular domain name and/or an incorporated business ("Acme, Inc." or "Acme, LLC" for example) conveys trademark rights - it doesn't! Although some domains ARE trademarks (think "" or "") since their domain IS their business, the majority of domains are not trademarks. Similarly, incorporating a new business (in and of itself) does not create trademark rights.

While it is true that one does not need to have a Federally registered trademark to have trademark rights (U.S. states have "common law" rights), a Federal trademark registration provides the best and most thorough protection against potential infringers.

If you are considering registering a trademark, don't hesitate to contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.

(800) 557-3109 /


Recent Posts

See All

Mastermark Legal, APC 

"Put the Mastermark on all your business endeavors"

© 2020 Mastermark Legal, APC. All Rights Reserved. 

Mastermark Legal, APC
269 South Beverly Drive #1087
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Tel: (800) 557-3109

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn