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Creating a unique word for your business is an effective way to make it stand out from the crowd. However, protecting it from being used by others is important. Trademarking your word is the best way to protect it and ensure that it can only be used by you. To trademark a word you have created, you must first check for any existing trademarks on the word. If the word is available, you can then file an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The application must provide documentation of your use of the word as well as a description of the specific goods or services associated with it. After a successful application, you will gain exclusive rights to the word and receive a trademark registration certificate. Protecting your unique word through trademarking ensures that it is exclusively yours and can only be used by you!