Had not heard about that! Making a note to see what it’s all about. Thanks!
If it’s within a couple of mm, possibly best to leave it alone.
Engrave speed improvements have little practical use, due to the accel/decel at each end. There’s a “break even” point, but most PG engraves use full power already. Fun to play with, though…
Interesting observation! It didn’t start there. First idea had the letters kind of “on top” of the shape-lines, but that didn’t seem to highlight the foundational-shapes enough to my eye. I thought moving the curves inside the circles (basically shrinking the letters) looked cool, but that necessitated bringing the J-bar below the top line. Leaving the A-bar. Ponder-ponder. In the end, I moved the J-bar down, so I figured the A-bar could come down too. Moving it up was a possibility… but then the negative space inside A-enclosure would fall out!
As I’m sure you can see, my hands were tied.
This is why it takes me forever to do stuff.
My motto should be “Why think about something when you can over-think about it?”
Presuming you’re talking in the US:
“JAC” is registered a few times already so you’re going to want to do a Word Mark, which specifies how it looks not just the word (an example)
Read this for basic info on how to do it - an attorney can help, but honestly you can do it yourself. You do have to prove you’re already using it, so get it out there
I am in the process of trademarking my business right now. I seriously considered DIYing it but decided I didn’t have the knowledge or time. I hired a trademark lawyer who focuses on small maker businesses and I’m glad I did. Even though I did some research beforehand and it appeared my application should be rather straightforward, it wasn’t. The PTO office found a business with a similar sounding name in the same product class (but not easily found because, again, I had already looked) and told my lawyer that it would be problematic. My lawyer ended up splitting my application because it covered several product classes and made a written argument (with legal cases) for why they should still accept my trademark application. I didn’t want to do a word mark because that would lock me into that particular logo forever. Like diedrebeth mentioned, you need to show use: both in-state and out-of-state, so get your stuff out there! (Actually, you can file an intent to use but my lawyer didn’t recommend it and I can’t recall why).
Be patient. It takes FOREVER. I think 18-24 months is the norm.
Zowie! Good info, thank you! That was a half joke when I said it, but now I’m intrigued with the process. I’m going to take a look at all this.