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First, that logo is alreay someone else's property - that would potentially be a copyright/trademark violation.
Second- did you think up the slogan or where did you come up with that?
the logo is a clipart image that I believe is for sale. I emailed the clipart company that the image is shown on regarding that image, and am waiting to hear back. If the image is for sale, then I would have total rights over its use, yes?
The slogan I came up with completely on my own.
No, not necessarily. It would depend on what your license or purchase was of the clip-art picture. You will have to review just what rights, if any, you get as to the clip-art picture. The company may not grant you the right to use such as a logo.
As to the slogan - that's great.
My questions are: How do I get started in registering the logo & slogan? If I registered the business name in the state of NJ, but that business name exists in another state, could I still conduct business on the internet under that name? Could you point me in the direction to get started?
As to the slogan - you can register that as a "trademark".
Here is a link to an on-line company that will do such:
As to the business name - yes you can still operate on-line or on the web with that name if your business is different that the other previously operated business. You should also register a domain name - Go Daddy.com is a great way to do such.
Thank you Law Pro!!! This should get me started. If I have any additional questions, can I reach out to you as I go through the process?
And thanks again!