Trademark Resources for SXSW 2018 RegisterRight!: The ABCs of Protecting Your IP

SLIDE DECK

Shontavia Johnson's slides from March 13, 2018

Articles About Protecting Trademarks/Brands

Trademark Requirements: Click the following link for my article, "What Can I Trademark?"

Trademark Requirements: Click the following link for my article, " What Does it Mean to "Use" a Trademark?"

Three Ways to Protect a Trademark: Click the following link for my article, "How Do I Protect My Trademark?"

State Trademark Registration: Click the following like for my article, "How to Get a Trademark in Your State"

 

UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE INFO ABOUT TRADEMARKS

The USPTO's website has a ton of information about trademark law and federally registering trademarks. While the website can be somewhat challenging to navigate, you'll find the answers to many common questions there. 

This video is a must for anyone interested in starting a business to sell a product or offer a service. It highlights the important role of trademarks in that process, including a discussion of how trademarks, patents, copyrights, domain names, and business name registrations all differ.

This video provides a quick and easy breakdown of the three main types of intellectual property: trademarks, patents, and copyrights. You'll learn how trademarks differ from domain names and business names.

 
This video provides guidance on the properties of a strong trademark. You'll learn how a trademark identifies the source of your goods and services, as well as distinguishes them from the goods and services of others. By the end of the video, you'll understand how to select a trademark that is both federally registrable and legally protectable.
This video provides an overview of the benefits of federal trademark registration. You'll learn how registration creates nationwide protection for your mark, along with many other rights. By the end of the video, you'll understand why federal registration is so important and how to put people on notice that your mark is registered.

DIY FEDERAL TRADEMARK REGISTRATION

NOLO: Trademark - Legal Care for Your Business & Product Name

COMMON SOCIAL MEDIA TRADEMARK TAKEDOWN LINKS

Facebook: Reporting Trademark Infringements

Twitter: Trademark Policy

Instagram: Trademark Information

Tumblr: Trademark Guidelines

LinkedIn: Trademark Policy

Pinterest: Trademark Policy

YouTube: Trademark Complaint Requirements

ICANN Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy

The following links provide details:

alternative dispute resolution

American Arbitration Association 

JAMS, formerly known as Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc.