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Trademarking a name for website and business

Posted by . updated on 2/23/2010
Typically, what is the entire cost to trademark something? I want to start a website and trademark the name. Also, how long does the process take before its official? Also, whats the difference between copywriting and trademarking? I feel like I might need both. Thanks!
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Hi, A trademark includes any word, name, symbol. In short, a trademark is a brand name and whereas, copyright means protection of a literary work. The total time for an application to receive registration may be anywhere from almost a year to several years.The charges to file a trademark is $325 per class at uspto.
 

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