While Roger Federer did register his full name and signature as trademarks, it is Nike who registered the RF trademark in 2010 and therefore, Nike is the owner of the logo. Intellectual property ownership needs to be discussed when brands are being created and when negotiating sponsorship agreements. If that had been done, it would be NIKE the one that would be seeking to license the trademark rights to the valuable logo.
The trademark of your products and services is fundamental to the success of your business. A successful business has a solid trademark foundation and a comprehensive trademark search is the first step toward achieving that. Are you sure you want to rely your on a trademark search performed buy you? Let an intellectual property attorney assist you.
If you are looking to patent a logo, you can’t because patent law does not protect logos. Many people get confused about intellectual property. Learn which intellectual property right can protect your logo. Don’t know if you should file for a copyright, patent, trademark, trade secrets or a combination of these?