Can I Trademark a Tattoo?
A tattoo by itself on someone’s flesh cannot be trademarked, though it can be copyrighted. However, you can trademark a tattoo’s image if you’re using that image to market and brand your products and services. You’ll basically be using it as a logo, and trademarking a logo prevents your competitors from using the same or a substantially similar logo on their products or services—but you won’t be able to stop the public from getting a tattoo similar to your registered trademark. Of course, as with all trademarks, you’ll want the tattoo logo to be unique and not generic or merely descriptive.
If you are interested in branding your products or services with a tattoo logo, contact us today to speak with trademark attorney Eric Norton to discuss the importance of a comprehensive trademark clearance search and the possibility of using a tattoo as a trademark for your brand.