March 12, 2023

Can a job title or profession name be trademarked?

Job titles and profession names cannot be trademarked as they are considered descriptive and do not provide any indication of origin or ownership. Instead, a trademark must be used only to indicate a company’s goods or services. Companies have the option to register a trademark for a specific phrase, logo or slogan associated with their job titles or profession names, but this does not legally prevent others from using the same words. However, the trademark may prevent others from using the same words in a confusingly similar manner. Additionally, the rights to a trademark can be enforced in court if needed.