How To Claim Your Trademark As A Business Page On Google+

Posted by Randy Michels on Jan 26, 2016 12:17:19 PM

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.

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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.

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How To Claim Your Trademark As A Username On Twitter

Posted by Randy Michels on Jan 26, 2016 10:01:37 AM

So you've chosen 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 company name as a username on social networking sites like Twitter.

Twitter is the largest microblogging service on the Internet with more than 320 million active users around the world. Twitter allows users to keep up with events in a real-time news feed. The site is particularly popular with younger users, which makes it attractive to brands. So if you're not using Twitter for marketing, then you could be missing out.

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What if someone already has your username? 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.

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How To Claim Your Trademark As A Username On Pinterest

Posted by Randy Michels on Jan 25, 2016 4:18:18 PM

So you've chosen a name for your start-up. 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 company name as a username on social networking sites like Pinterest.

Pinterest first began as a site that was used mainly by women, but that has all changed. Today, more than 30 percent of Pinterest users are men, and 45 percent of all users are from outside the United States. Pinterest is now the third most popular social media platform, which makes it a potentially important part of your social media marketing strategy.

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What if someone already has your username? You can first try to resolve the issue informally with the user in question. If that doesn't work, then you can fill out Pinterest's Trademark Complaint Form.

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How To Claim Your Trademark As A Company Page On LinkedIn

Posted by Randy Michels on Jan 25, 2016 3:31:37 PM

So you've picked out a name for your start-up. You've done a trademark search, and the name appears to be registrable. In addition to filing a federal trademark applicationit's important to register your company name as a username on social networking sites like LinkedIn.

LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 400 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Since it focuses on business-to-business connections, LinkedIn should be a big part of your social media marketing strategy.

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What if someone already has registered your business name as a company 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 LinkedIn's Notice of Trademark Infringement Form.

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How To Claim Your Trademark As A Username On YouTube

Posted by Randy Michels on Jan 25, 2016 2:21:41 PM

So you've picked out a name for your start-up. You've done a trademark search, and the name appears to be registrable. In addition to filing a federal trademark applicationit's important to register your company name as a username on social networking sites like YouTube.

Video marketing is hot thanks to soaring video consumption – the number of hours people spend watching videos on YouTube is up 60% year-on-year. This has made YouTube the second biggest search engine. So if you don't have a YouTube channel for your business, then you are missing out on a critical marketing opportunity.

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What if someone already has your username? YouTube suggests trying to resolve the issue with the user in question before contacting YouTube. If the dispute cannot be resolved informally, then you can fill out this online form.

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How To Claim Your Trademark As A Username On Instagram

Posted by Randy Michels on Jan 25, 2016 1:03:52 PM

So you've picked out a name for your start-up. You've done a trademark search, and the name appears to be registrable. In addition to filing a federal trademark applicationit's important to register your company name as a username on social networking sites like Instagram.

Instagram is one of the rising stars of social media, and it should not be overlooked by brand owners. Its growth has outpaced Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest in recent years. Instagram's users are young and educated, which makes it an ideal social network for businesses. Data also shows Instagram’s users are more open to brand interactions. So if you're not using Instagram for marketing, then you could be missing out.

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What if someone already has your username? Instagram suggests trying to resolve the issue with the user in question before contacting Instagram. If the dispute cannot be resolved informally, then you can fill out this online form.

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How To Claim Your Trademark As A Username On Facebook

Posted by Randy Michels on Jan 25, 2016 11:24:45 AM

So you've picked out a name for your start-up. 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 your company name as a username on social networking sites like Facebook.

Facebook is the world's largest social network, which makes it a platform you can't ignore. Facebook Business pages offer companies an easy way to start a presence on social media, build up a user community and engage customers. You can also use advertising to target relevant audiences as well as bring traffic to your site by publishing content.

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What if someone already has registered your company name as a business page? Facebook suggests trying to resolve the issue with the user in question before reporting the trademark infringement claim to Facebook. If the dispute cannot be resolved informally, then you can fill out this online form.

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About This Blog

From their office in a meat packing plant turned creative community, the lawyers at Trust Tree craft articles on the importance of trademarks and the power of branding. When you visit our blog, you can expect lots of content related to those topics. Unfortunately, you can also expect lots of memes, lame jokes, bad puns, and shoutouts to Nashville. The goal of our blog is to help you learn a few things about trademarks in the least painful way possible.

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