Can you trademark your name?

You can trademark your name if you intend to use it in selling goods and services. However even if you registered your name as a trademark, in most instances you are not able to stop others from registering or using the name as it is theirs. Therefore, it would be a good idea to come up with a more distinctive and unique trademark when setting up a business. Some common names may not registrable and therefore you cannot claim rights to it. We have written an article on the use of family names, feel free to go through it and then you can decide if you would like to use your name or family name as a trademark. https://easy-trademarks.com/en/details/To-trademark-or-Not-to-trademark-your-Name