So you've picked out a name for your startup. You've done a trademark search, and the name appears to be registrable. In addition to filing a federal trademark application, it's important to register the usernames that match your company name on social networking sites liked Google+.
Google+ was launched in 2011 to challenge Facebook, but it never lived up to its potential. Ambitions were subsequently scaled back, and the network was redesigned in November 2015 to focus on people's interests. Network performance was also optimized for smartphones and tablets. Google is not giving up on this platform and neither should you.
What if someone already has registered your company name as a business page? You can first try to resolve the issue informally with the user in question. If that doesn't work, then you can fill out this online form.
Even though a trademark registration is not required to file a claim, it is very difficult (if not impossible) to recover an infringing business page without one. Our lawyers will develop a custom trademark strategy for your business for $775 that includes a professional trademark search and preparing a federal trademark application. Click here to get started.
Please note that submitting a claim of trademark infringement is a serious matter with potential legal consequences. Google will not provide you with any legal advice. If you’re not sure whether your legal rights are being infringed, then you will need to talk to a trademark lawyer. You can also schedule a free attorney consultation on our home page.