How to Claim a Social Media Handle that is Already Taken

Today I’m going to walk you through the exact steps you’ll need to take to claim ownership of a social media handle that is already in use. This is a topic that I get asked about almost daily, and this week I finally had the opportunity to do it for my own brand, Legalpreneur! It’s pretty straight forward, but in order to be successful you’ll need to make sure that you handle the process in a very specific order.

In this episode, we’ll cover:

  • The power of ownership that you possess once you have a federally registered trademark

  • The exact steps I took to claim an in-use handle using my trademarked name through Instagram.

  • The rights and legal responsibilities that social media platforms have in regards to trademark infringement

If you’re ready to apply for a trademark, contact me at [email protected].

Learn the basics about trademarks here!

Access the Instagram Trademark Report Form here.

I’d love to hear what you learned! Take a screenshot of this episode, add it to your Instagram Stories, tag @andreasagerlaw and let me know!








The Legalpreneur Podcast is advertising/marketing material. It is not legal advice. Please consult with your attorney on these topics. Copyright Andrea Sager Law 2020

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