If you have a logo custom designed for your business, you own the trademark to the design as the business owner. However, it is important to note, there is a difference between a trademark and a copyright. Just because you own the trademark, does not mean you automatically own the copyright to your logo. The ownership of the copyright remains with the logo designer until a written transfer is made. When choosing a logo design company, it is important to know how they handle design copyrights so you can be certain you’ll fully own your logo design. At Daor Design, we make a practice of painlessly transferring your logo copyright to you upon request. If you have invested in a custom-designed logo, we think you should be free to fully own the trademark and the copyright to your logo.
As with trademarking your logo, there are some benefits to also registering your logo with the Copyright Office. We recommend you consult with an attorney to discuss your options.