I live in Austria, Europe. I am a software developer and I would like to distribute my software under the name of my company. So I consider the following:
I might want to register the name for my software. If I do so, what do I have to be careful about ? How do I know if the name I would like to register is available and differs enough to be accepted ? What are the main steps of registering a company name? Is the name registered and protected worldwide ? What costs are to be expected ? Which actions do I have to take ? Is it wrong to register after a successful launch of the software ? What about the logos and restrictions ? Are they very fussy about similarity of logos ?
I am sure here are a lot of people who dealt with these problems and I would really appreciate your personal experiences with registering a trademark/company.
So, broken down I'd like to register:
a) company name and logo
b) software name and logo
I especially would like to know: