QUESTION: If I have a tagline that I want no one else to be able to use, is that considered copyrighting or trademarking. It’s a memorable tagline that has my last name in it. For example let’s say my last name was Gold. My tagline might say Have faith in Heather Gold, she outshines the rest.

ANSWER: A slogan may be protected by trademark, if it being used as a trademark. Slogans that are merely descriptive of the services or goods may not qualify as a trademark. Your slogan may have difficulty in getting trademark protection.