I want to trademark / copyright my business name (not image). How do I do that?

I have a business name in mind and would like to trademark / copyright it. I do not need to trademark / copyright the logo, just the name itself…

  1. Do I need to apply for a trademark or a copyright?

  2. How much does it cost?

  3. And how do I apply for the trademark / copyright?

Thank you for your time and help!

As your in the US, the United States Patent and Trademark Office would be your first port of call. They should be able to guide and advise you on the process.

This will answer your questions:

http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/basics/BasicFacts_with_correct_links.pdf

Of course, even if you register your intent to use the name, your registration isn’t going to actually prevent someone else from using the business name.