I trademarked and copyrighted the plural form of the name but going with the singular form


I trademarked and copyrighted the plural form (s) of the company's name. Now, I deleted the "s" from the company's name to go with the singular form. The logo is just cool fonts. Do I have to trademark the singular form within the same class that I did for the plural form? Do I have to copyright the singular form design (its the same design but singular without an s)?

Copyright Trademark

asked Apr 26 '12 at 05:49
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Short answer yes. For a trademark to be valid, it must be used in commerce. If you are no longer using the plural mark, your registration will most likely provide you no protection for the singular mark. So it needs to be re-registered.

As to the copyright, usually logos are not protected by copyright unless they are significantly artistic. A trademark is usually what is used to protect a logo. In the case that your logo is covered by copyright, a new registration would be required to bring the benefits of the registration to the new logo.

answered Apr 26 '12 at 06:28
Stephen Burch
915 points
  • I suppose "Yes" is to the last question. The OP also asked whether the original trademark applies to the new form, which is "No". – Dnbrv 11 years ago
  • No - he asked whether he need to trademark the new form and does he need to copyright the new logo. The answer to both is yes. – Stephen Burch 11 years ago
  • Oh, right. The repeated parts messed with my comprehension. – Dnbrv 11 years ago
  • Thanks guys! It totally made sense. – Zapoo 11 years ago

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