Navigating Your Way to an Available Trademark

Navigating Your Way to an Available Trademark

When you’re thinking about naming your company, what’s on your Must-Have list? Common English word. Memorable. Connected to your brand promise, differentiator or offering. Easy to pronounce and spell. Short. Available for trademark. Seems reasonable—until...
Smarter Cars, Dumber Names

Smarter Cars, Dumber Names

In Henry Ford’s day, brakes were brakes, and a steering wheel was a steering wheel. But not anymore. Now auto makers want their proprietary technology to seem superior to their competitors’, so they give it a brand name instead of labeling it generically....

When Rebranding Goes Wrong

Ad Age released its list of “11 Worst Name Changes of 2018,” many of which were attempts to correct an original name that was poorly conceived. Other companies jumped on the “shorter is better” bandwagon, proving once again that character count...