Question by  ez (187)

How do you trademark or copyright your name on MySpace?


Answer by  zombieguy (986)

A name can not have a copyright attached to it; a copyright only protects original works of authorship. You can apply a trademark to words or phrases, however, by filing a trademark registration with the US government. See for more information.


Answer by  MikeG (1650)

You can use the poor man's method. Simply type up in general format what you want to copyright and send it to yourself via certified mail.


Answer by  IAB (141)

You can't trademark or copyright your name using MySpace, firstly because a trademark costs money to register with the government, secondly because a name can't be copyrighted.


Answer by  DreamScaper (354)

You can include ™ (google it if you need to) to give you a trademark symbol. However, that's just the symbol and isn't legally binding. If you want a legally binding trademark or copyright you have to go through the courts to do it legally.


Answer by  vijayparttimejob (2254)

(without spaces, will make the trademark symbol) i doesn't actually trademark your name though you have to purchase real trade marks


Answer by  amitspec (10)

I know that we can type ALT + some other things, but theres also a way that you can do it like typing a heart. ♥

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what is it? It doesn't actually trademark your name though - you have to purchase REAL trademarks. or ™ thats the trademark or jusy copy tm from some 1 elses page


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

A trademark is a unique form of identifying a business or product and is registered with the Patent and Copyright Office. A copyright only covers written words, such as an article, or an image, such as a graphic. It does not cover a specific name.


Answer by  Hasan72 (572)

First search through Trademark Electronic Search System on the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Than identify the goods and service you are providing and decide on copyrighted logos and symbols. Next thing to do is to apply for the trademark and wait for refusal or acceptance.


Answer by  Chris48 (475)

I have no idea why someone would even consider getting a copyright on a MySpace name, but to each his own. All copyrights are handled by the US Copyright office and trademarks are handled by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Be careful not to infringe upon MySpace's trademark.

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