Can I Trademark a Document?
Documents are not trademarkable because trademarks are designed to protect the unique characteristics of a company’s brand used to identify that company’s goods and services. The contents of a document itself falls under the rules governing copyright registration instead of trademark registration. However, if you are using a particular document or set of documents as a part of your marketing, then there may be features, such as slogans or logos, present in your documents that are possibly trademarkable.
Contact us today to speak with trademark attorney Eric Norton if you have any questions about whether a document you use for marketing, such as a catalog or flier, contain any portions that may be trademarked.