If there are any names, words, or phrases you want to protect as a trademark
or service mark, it may be a good idea to clear your use for conflicts with
others' marks and to register the trademark with the federal government.
You will probably need to hire a professional to do the job for you. To find
out more, visit the
United States Trademark Electronic Business Center.
If your business will rely on any published material, consider registering
the copyright in it. You may need to consult a professional. Go to the
States Copyright Office for more information.
If you will be marketing an invention, you may want to apply for patents.
The patent process is very complicated, so it is strongly recommended you
consult a patent lawyer. For more information, visit the
United States Patent Electronic Business Center.