Everyone wants it, but nobody seems to know the best method to accomplishing it. In 2019, the aforesaid statement absolutely refers to Instagram verification.
Being verified on Instagram is not only a status symbol. It helps with obtaining likes and followers, assists in the case that you have a dispute with Instagram and allows you to better prevent imitators from pretending that they are you for their own gain.
We are often asked what is the best way to increase the likelihood of success in obtaining the coveted checkmark on Instagram. The answer is easy. It is to own a trademark registration in your user name.
Instagram says that your account must be authentic and notable in order to achieve verification status. The best way to ensure authenticity and notability is through a registered trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Having a registered trademark is also helpful if you want to take down an imposter’s Instagram page or have it transferred to you for your own use. Instagram says such on its website.
While it is not an absolute requirement that you have a registered trademark to be successful, our experience indicates that it goes a long way in accomplishing your goals. Instagram says, “Typically, a trademark owner’s rights without a registration (often known as common law rights) may be weaker than rights that are subject to a registration.”
Applying for a trademark registration and receiving a trademark registration is a small price to pay to get access to benefits on Instagram and other social media networks. Contact us if you have any questions concerning same.