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Can you Trademark Your Youtube Channel Name? | IP Conversations

Did you know that the world watches about 5 billion (that’s with a B) videos on Youtube everyday? But if you’re part of the vibrant community of creators making up the website, how can you protect your unique identity?

Read this IP Conversation to find out!

Hey IP Geek. 

I was on Youtube the other day, and I was wondering about this.

Can Youtube Channel names get  trademark protection?


Trademarks are used to protect brand names, logos, slogans, and other identifiers associated with goods or services in commerce, so a Youtube Channel name can be protected in theory. 

To qualify for a trademark, the channel name must meet specific requirements, such as being distinctive and not likely to cause confusion with existing trademarks in a similar industry.

A trademark of a Youtube channel will only prevent the public or direct competitors from using the branding materials. I.e. the channel name or logo that can mislead consumers about the origins of the content. 

Thus, even though someone else cannot use the registered trademark without the owner’s permission, it will not prevent them from making similar videos.

I see. It’s good to know that your content can be protected to some degree by Trademarks.

Thanks for letting me know about this, IP Geek. 


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