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What is the best way to provide trademarking information on a logo to a client after you have delivered their new logo design?

  • Is this a new logo? A logo is not automatically trademarked, someone has to file for it. At least they do in the US. – AndrewH Mar 3 '17 at 19:10
  • Do you perhaps mean a brand style guide? – Scott Mar 3 '17 at 20:46
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In the US, you can go to the Patent and Trademark Office:

https://www.uspto.gov/trademark

2 things in particular are useful:

  1. The trademark search - horrid interface, but lets you find which names and logos might be similar. Used this a lot when searching for name.

  2. Application = self explanitory. Haven't done gone through this process. I'd recommend at least talking to a lawyer if not having her handle the whole application.

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You could either point them to the place where they need to file for it (depending on your country of origin) or to a lawyer that specializes in trademark.

In Canada, you will need to go through the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/ip/trademarks.html

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