#trademarks – Can you own a hashtag TM? (Legal Road Map® Podcast S3E73)

#trademarks – Can you own a hashtag TM? (Legal Road Map® Podcast S3E73)

Hashtags are everywhere these days. It may seem appealing to register one that you use in your business as a trademark, but is it even possible?

In this week’s episode you’ll learn:

  • How to figure out if you’re really using a hashtag as a trademark
  • Why using your hashtag outside of social media may help you protect it as a trademark
  • The downsides to registering your trademark with a hashtag instead of just the words
  • Why a registered trademark hashtag is really difficult to enforce

Key takeaway: It takes some special circumstances to make the time and effort needed to register a hashtag as a trademark worth it. Consulting with a trusted legal advisor ahead of time can help you determine if you’re ready to take on the task or not.

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This podcast is information, not legal advice specific to your situation.

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