Should You Trademark Your Business?

First things first, the basics. What is a trademark anyway? "A designation of origin, i.e. a brand that signifies the source of a service or product and its quality and good will." (Bloomberg Business). Pros of trademarking: If your business name becomes well known, someone else might try to use your company's reputation for its own benefits. A trademark protects not only your business name, but your logo and brand as well!

Cons: Often costs time and money, and many times involves lawyers (more time and money!).

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