Can I Trademark a YouTube Channel?
You can absolutely trademark a YouTube channel’s name, logo, slogan, or even a jingle you use to promote that channel since YouTube channels are considered entertainment services. Trademarking your YouTube channel will allow you to prevent other users from stealing your trademarks and using them to promote their own content on their own channels. However, even though the other users are not allowed to use your registered trademarks (without your permission anyway), a registered trademark will not prevent them from creating similar videos. That said, copyright law works to protect the videos on your channel from piracy by others.
Trademarking your YouTube channel is an important step in building your channel to its fullest potential. By branding your channel in a particular way, you’ll gain more subscribers, have more views on your videos, and hopefully generate more income in advertising revenue and sponsorships. Just make sure that the name, logo, slogan, or jingle you use on your YouTube channel is unique and distinct enough to warrant trademark protection.
If you are interested in taking your YouTube channel’s branding to the next level, contact us today to speak with trademark attorney Eric Norton to discuss how trademarking your YouTube channels’s name, logo, slogan, or jingle may improve its viewership.