Can I Trademark a Website Idea?
Trademarks are designed to protect names, slogans, logos, and other things that you and your business use to market your products and services so the public can know their point of origin. As a result, an idea for a website cannot be trademarked—but you can trademark any names, logos, or slogans that appear on your website so long as you use any of those to brand your company’s products and services.
If you’re interested in protecting the contents of your website or the design as a whole, consider copyright registration instead.
Even though you cannot trademark a website idea, we can help you start and develop your business with our full suite of legal services designed for internet startups. And we can also help you trademark the names, logos, and slogans your business uses to brand its products and services, so contact us today to speak with trademark attorney Eric Norton to discuss the importance of getting your business (and your website) off to a good start.