Can you trademark a name that is not unique?

Jul, 23 2023

In my exploration of whether we can trademark a name that isn't unique, I've learned that it's indeed possible, but with certain caveats. The name must be used in commerce and not merely for personal purposes. It also can't be generic or merely descriptive, it must possess some distinctiveness to be trademarkable. However, conflicts can arise if the name is already trademarked in the same industry. So, it's always a good idea to do a thorough search and consult with a trademark attorney.