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Welcome To Episode #112 of the Amazon FBA Private Label Show Podcast!
In this episode I breakdown why you should get a trademark and enroll in Amazon Brand Registry to protect your brand and increase sales.
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[powerpress] When should you apply for a Trademark and Amazon Brand Registry? - EP 112
If you are a serious Amazon FBA seller looking to build a real business and a brand then you will want to consider getting your brand trademarked. Trademarking your brand offers many great protections and allows you to enroll in Amazon Brand Registry. Once you are enrolled you have access to lots of great tools to help grow and protect your brand while increasing conversions and sales.
In this podcast episode I streamline what you need to know about getting a trademark and how to enroll into Amazon Brand Registry.
SHOW CONTENT AND NOTES BREAKDOWN
- WHAT IS A TRADEMARK?: a symbol, word, or words legally registered by use as representing a company or product.
- WHY GET A TRADEMARK? - Access to Amazon Brand Registry, Brand IP Protections, Helps when selling your brand
- DO YOU NEED A TRADEMARK? - No but it is recommend for serious brand owners.
- WHEN SHOULD YOU FILE FOR A TRADEMARK? - If you are building a brand for long term - do sooner rather than later. Takes about 9 months
IMPORTANT! - When deciding on a brand name - check for existing trademarks (USPTO.gov if filing in US) + check domains to see if available - secure domain for later use
Once ready to file for trademark - Hire a lawyer to file, file yourself or use a service like Trademark engine
* Amazon wants Word Mark / or design mark - Important
Make sure to accurately describe your product and use the correct classification
Once you submit you just WAIT and then wait some more. Will go to PUBLISH FOR OPPOSITION for 30 more days then another few weeks wait. TOTAL TIME ABOUT 8 months
Filing For Amazon Brand Registry
How to file - https://brandservices.amazon.com/
Fill out the application accurately and wait 2-3 days for approval. *** NEED ACTIVE TRADEMARK****.
IMPORTANT: Each product brand needs its own trademark!
Main benefits of Amazon Brand Registry
Enhanced Brand Content + Brand Intellectual Property Protections + more control over your listing
EBC - video + tell brand story + better listings to pump features
* Amazon claims you will receive a boost in sales if you use EBC correctly
Protections for your trademark and IP - automatic protections happening and tools to file complaints faster
Amazon provides you with dedicated support for issues
Amazon Brand Registry IS NOT BRAND GATING.
RECAP AND ACTION STEPS:
Decide on brand name
Start filing process with USPTO.gov
File with Amazon Brand Registry once your trademark is live
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RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
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Viral Launch – This is my launch service of choice. If you want to get ranked on page one fast for your main product keywords then use this service. I use this service when launching new products and also to give a boost to existing products.
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Go Daddy – This is where I buy my domain names my sites.
Shopify – Take your Amazon business to the next level and start a Shopify store to start selling on your own website. This is the platform I use as it’s simple and can link to you Amazon FBA account.
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