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TRADEMARK VALIDATION IN NAMING

So you’ve just picked out a new name for your start-up company. Or you’ve decided on a brand name for a new product. The next step is to start using the name, right? Wrong. Before you start using the name, you need to run a trademark search. Why Search? Your ability to use the name will […]

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Three Steps To Validating Your Company, Brand Or Product Name

Your company name is one of the most valuable assets to your brand. Through your name you can accomplish making a great first impression, implementing brand recognition, and accurately describing your company’s purpose. If you have embarked upon a naming project and have narrowed down your name search to a few great choices, it is […]

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WHY SHOULD YOU REGISTER YOUR TRADEMARK?

The best way to protect your trademark is by registering it with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The benefits of owning a federal trademark registration are substantial. USPTO Feedback The USPTO will give you feedback about your application within a few months of filing, including conflicts with competitors, registrability issues, or other problems […]

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Validating Your Name – Creating an Awesome Business Name, Part 6

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing a series of posts outlining nine steps that will help you create the perfect name for your company, product, service, e-book, or app. This article will help you validate the name you created using steps 1-5 of the naming process. Read Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and […]

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Create A Memorable Name For Your Business Using Poetic Devices

This Article was first published at Forbes.com. If you are starting a new business or thinking of rebranding your current business, you know how difficult it is to come up with a great name – one that is contextual, appealing, remarkable and evocative. One way to develop an appealing name (one that people love to […]

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6 Cultural Naming Fails

Large corporations usually invest a significant amount of time and resources into creating the perfect name for their products. With all the effort that goes into finding an evocative name that describes the product, it makes sense why companies may be loath to change the name when expanding abroad. Unfortunately, as many companies have found, […]

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9 Funniest Slogan Mistranslations That Prove The Importance of Linguistics Analysis

Here are some less-than-desirable consequences of branding initiatives in which a tagline was not validated thoroughly. These 10 mistranslations will have your laughing out loud, but they are also a serious warning for anyone seeking success in our modern, globalized ecosystem. Hablas Español When Coors Beer expanded to Spanish speaking countries, executives at the company […]