Can I Trademark a Holiday?
You can absolutely trademark a holiday if you are using that holiday to brand your company’s goods and services. However, just because you are able to obtain a registered trademark for a particular holiday does not mean that you get to stop everyone else from observing that holiday or using that holiday in conversation—you don’t own the holiday. Instead, a trademarked holiday prevents your competitors from using that same holiday for their goods and services, allowing you to grow your brand without having to deal with the competition piggy-backing on your good name to increase their bottom line.
If you own a company that uses a particular holiday as a part of its branding, contact us today to speak with trademark attorney Eric Norton to discuss the importance of a thorough trademark search to ensure you are not accidentally using someone else’s trademark.