Episode 071: How To Trademark Your Stuff with Kyona McGhee
In today’s episode, we meet Kyona McGhee. As a trademark attorney, Kyona helps entrepreneurs protect their brands.
While in college, Kyona ran a successful t-shirt business. Everything was going well until she tried to trademark her business name and discovered someone else owned the name. As devastating as this was for her, the experience set her on a path to spare others the same painful experience.
If you dove straight into launching your business…however small….without first taking the steps to protect your brand. This is a great episode to listen to.
During our conversation, Kyona walks us through her journey to launching the McGee law firm. She also shares a detailed roadmap on the steps to could take if we chose to DIY the trademarking process.
With the pandemic on everyone’s mind, we also touch on how her business and home life have been impacted.
Also, in case you’re wondering, she owns the trademark for the phrase, “Trademark my stuff.
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Go Off Script as Kyona McGhee helps us protect our hard-earned brands through the trademarking process.
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You’ll learn about:
- Why she decided to launch her own practice even with student loans.
- The pros and cons of going the DIY route for the trademarking process.
- The roadmap to trademarking your brand.
- How she defines success in her business.
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