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Podcast Trademark: How to Register a Podcast Name

Note – This blog post was co-authored by me and my friend and client, Kate Erickson of Entrepreneurs on Fire. The post originally appeared on their blog here. I’ve written about some of these topics before, but not in this level of depth, so I thought it was worth sharing here. Enjoy! Podcast Trademark: How to Register a Podcast Name One of the most important decisions a new podcaster makes is what to name their podcast. Along with the multiple tasks and to-do’s you’re already considering as you dive into your podcasting journey, there are a lot of boxes to…

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Serial Trademark Troubles: No Registration for the Popular Podcast

Serial is perhaps the biggest success story in the history of podcasting. But the producers of Serial have had a bit less success at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Since shortly after the show debuted in Fall 2014, they have been trying to convince the USPTO to register SERIAL as a trademark. Thus far, they haven’t succeeded.

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Podcast Legal Tips: Endorsements

I’ve provided some Podcast Legal Tips in the past – check out my posts Podcast Trademark Tips and Can I Play Music On My Podcast? In this post, I’m going to get into an area where you can run into real legal and financial trouble – the Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines on endorsements. Fortunately, there are just a few rules to follow that will keep you on the right side of the law.

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Podcast Trademark Tips

Podcasts continue to grow in popularity. If you’re a podcaster, or you’re thinking of launching your own podcast, what do you need to know about trademarks? I’ve put together some Podcast Trademark Tips to help keep podcasters out of legal trouble and guide them towards brands that they can own and protect.

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