Can I Trademark a Political Slogan?
You can absolutely trademark a political slogan just like any other phrase or slogan, so long as you are using that slogan as a part of the politicking process, including performing campaign services or fundraising. Considering the highly adversarial nature of the modern political process, you’ll definitely want to trademark your political slogan if you’re interested in prevent your opposing candidate from using the same or similar slogans. You should consider trademarking your campaign’s logo as well.
On an additional note, if you’ve decided to apply for trademark registration for a political slogan that includes a person’s name, you’ll need to get that person’s written consent before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) allows the trademark to register.
If you are part of a political party on the federal, state, or local level and you are interested in trademarking a political slogan or logo, contact us today to speak with trademark attorney Eric Norton to the trademark process and how a registered trademark can greatly benefit your campaign.