Can I Trademark My Stage Name?
A stage name is absolutely trademarkable as long you are using your stage name to promote entertainment services you provide. The last thing you need when you’re trying to grow your entertainment business is to find that your closest competitor is capitalizing on the goodwill you’ve built for your own brand. Because trademarking your stage name is so important to your reputation as an entertainer, we often recommend that you conduct a thorough trademark clearance search before you settle on your final stage name. Conflicts are especially bad for entertainers just getting their start, and imagine the horror of starting a new entertainment business only to get a cease and desist letter telling you to stop performing under the stage name you’ve worked so hard to build a following under.
If you are an entertainer interested in adopting and trademarking a stage name, contact us today to speak with trademark attorney Eric Norton to discuss the importance of trademarking your stage name and how a registered trademark can benefit you.