Nonprofit Brand Protection Options: Common Law Trademarks, State Registration & Federal Registration

Many nonprofit organizations seek to protect their key brands with trademarks. This article will provide guidance in choosing how to best protect them through trademark. For instance, depending on the reach of your organization and your budget, a “common law” unregistered trademark may suffice or you may want a registered state or federal trademark. This article will outline the three different trademark protection options that your nonprofit organization can receive and the pros and cons of each option.

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