Trademarks

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Many users have asked us whether they can register their own name as a trademark at Safe Creative. The short answer is no, because trademarks are not artistic, literary or scientific creations (what copyright protects), they are words, symbols, devices or names used for the purpose of trading goods. For obtaining a trademark you have to follow an administrative process through an official body or agency and pay a fee, similar for a patent registration, and it is granted for a period of time.

This said, it is true that trademarks and copyright are perfectly compatible, being possible to protect, for instance, an original logotype through copyright (as an pictorial or graphic work) and as trademark. In this cases, the registration at Safe Creative could have effect before possible plagiarisms of third parties, but users have to consider the limited effects compared as if the logo was registered at a Trademark Office.

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