Legal Tip: If I own the URL, do I still need to Trademark?

by | Apr 22, 2019 | Trademark & Copyright

If you’ve been listening to Legally Enlightened podcast, then you know that my whole goal is to help you learn about the law with micro-content that’s 20-minutes or less.

I know you’re crazy-busy building your business, so I wanted to create new episodes going forward that are even SHORTER!

Yes, even SHORTER! – with super-quick, easily-digestible bites of legal info so you can listen on the run, in the car, or when making your kids’ morning smoothies.

I want to give you even smaller “Legal Love Tips” – quick little legal tips – to give you snippets of info including frequently asked questions that I get asked all the time.

So here’s a question I get asked a lot:

If I own the URL, do I still need to Trademark?

What are we talking about here?

We’re talking about whether if you own the URL – the domain name – to your website or program sales page, is that enough for you to actually “own” the name? Or, do you still need to trademark it?

I don’t want you to experience the pain of someone copying the name you created, so this is an important question to know the answer to.

Listen to this SUPER SHORT Episode 62 on iTunes here to find out what rights you have by owning the URL name and when you might need to Trademark it.

Don’t have iTunes? Listen on my website here.



 In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What it means to own a URL vs. a trademarked brand name
  • Why business owners purchase URLs with multiple endings
  • When you should consider trademarking your brand
  • Why Lisa aligns trademarking with the crown chakra
  • Action steps to consider if you think you need to file for a Trademark

This super quick episode doesn’t have a tip sheet to download. It’s just an easy answer to a frequently asked question to have at your fingertips (and earbuds!)

Listen to this week’s episode here.