Yes, if you are using a particular word, phrase, slogan, or graphic on a bumper sticker, you may pursue a trademark application and achieve a trademark registration to prevent another bumper sticker manufacturer from using your trademark without your permission. An example of an existing trademark for a bumper sticker is “SCREW YOU, WE’RE FROM TEXAS.” For example, see the mark “Salt Life” to see a registered trademark for a Bumper Sticker. This entitles the owner of the trademark to stop others from using that phrase on bumper stickers without their permission.
To trademark a bumper sticker, the word, phrase, slogan, or graphic must be unique and non-descriptive to merit trademark protection. The United States Patent Trademark Office will reject your trademark application if they determine that your word, phrase, slogan, or graphic is generic, descriptive, or too similar to a prior-registered trademark.
If you have designed a new Bumper Sticker with a unique word, graphic, phrase or slogan please contact Grell & Watson at 678-373-4747