How much does it cost to trademark my name and products on my website?

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How much does it cost to trademark my name and products on my website?

This is my first business that I am starting from the ground up. I am going to be selling things on my website such as false eyelashes, hair extensions, wigs, eyeshadows, blush, lipsticks, and things of that nature, I would like to know the cost to brand or trademark my brand of items. I was told that it is 275 per catergory but I don’t understand how I would put the items I’m selling into catergories. Would they all go into one catergory because they are all

beauty items, so I would only pay $275 to put my name on everything or would it all be in different catergories?

Asked on October 3, 2017 under Business Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You don't register each item: you register the trademark: the graphic image/picture, the words (which could be your business name), or the combination of words and images that you have selected to be your trademark--the identifier for your products and business. The categories refer to your services: some service or products fit only into a single category, others may cross or overlap into several categories. For example: last year, I trademarked a logo for a fitness class that offers dance- and yoga-based fitness. They filed under 4 or 5 categories, if my memory serves: for dance classes, for yoga classes, for exercise/fitness classes, and for meditation-related services, at a minimum. You don't need to file under all categories your goods or servics might fall under, but the more categories you file under, the broader your protection. The cost per category does vary somewhat, by how you file (there are several ways to file; electronically is the cheapest, I believe), but an estimate of $250 - $300 per category is a good one, so the more categories (the more protection) you want, the greater the cost.


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