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WHAT IS THE U.S. PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is a US government agency that issues patents and trademarks to businesses (Music) for their trademarks or any intellectual property that belongs to them.

Musicians can trademark their band logo or symbol through the USPTO so that no other business or musician can use a similar mark or symbol.

A musician or artist has the opportunity to search through trademarks through the USPTO’s electronic search system and can file forms online as well.

PRICE: Varies

PROS:

  • Extensive Search system - Search all trademarks in the US
  • Change Ownership - Trademarks can be transferred to different owners

cons:

  • Cost - Steep pricing depending on service
  • Not Easy to Use - Process of submitting paperwork is tedious

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