Can I Trademark a Road Sign?
You can absolutely trademark a road sign if that road sign is part of the logo you are using to market and sell your company’s goods or services. As for a few notes about road signs. Trademarking a road sign, gives you the right to use it for your branding and allows you to prevent your company’s competitors from using it for their branding in an attempt to mislead the public. However, a trademarked road sign will not allow you to prevent federal, state, or local authorities from using the sign’s image for their own purposes (such as placing said sign on the roads).
If you are using a road sign as part of your company’s branding, contact us today to speak with trademark attorney Eric Norton to discuss the importance of a thorough trademark clearance search and how to trademark a logo that contains a road sign image.