While it’s not required, trademarking your nonprofit name and/or logo can protect your organization in the event that someone else purposely or accidentally uses them.
Branding your nonprofit: trademark and copyright considerations
Branding might not be the first thing on your mind when it comes to your nonprofit. However, it’s important to consider the ways that protecting and building your brand is actually in service of your organization’s overall mission. That’s why we offer support through our nonprofit trademark services. At Charitable Allies, we make the trademark and copyright process easy to access and understand.
Reasons to consider trademarking
Nonprofits trademark things like their name and logo for the same reasons for-profit businesses do: to protect their business and branding.
What does the nonprofit trademark process look like?
A Streamlined Process
Working with a legal professional can help make the trademarking process easier to accomplish and understand.
A Nonprofit’s Perspective
We’re a nonprofit that serves nonprofits—we understand the unique challenges facing nonprofit organizations today.
Comprehensive Legal Service
Whether you’re a start-up or a seasoned organization navigating the unexpected, our attorneys can provide the guidance you need beyond nonprofit trademarks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Generally, trademarks are for things like names and logos and copyright applies to written works like curriculum or educational material. We help our clients navigate the process for both.
Once you’ve applied for your trademark or copyright, it may take a few weeks before you get a response. In some cases it can take a couple of months, depending on how backed up the agency is.