2. Conduct A Search & Apply To Register Your Mark:
Search the name of your business/brand on the Website for the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) in DC. See if anything comes close to yours. If so, you may need to revisit step 1 above. If not, then proceed to complete and submit (with the required fee) an application to register your mark with the USPTO. Theyâ€™ll have specific requirements. Follow them closely. You must remember that you are â€œapplyingâ€ for federal protection of your mark, which means it can be denied. Find out more at USPTO.gov.