Can I use a trademark for a writing business?
I am starting my own business here in Wisconsin hopefully expanding nationally as well. I would be grant writing for non-profit organizations by contracting out my services. As I pick out my business name is there a trademark I can use to make it pop out.
Yes. Trademarks can be used for for services (including grant writing for others).
For example, this entry is in the Trademark identification manual:
Writing of grant proposals for non-profit organizations, educational institutions and other community organizations
However, please know, the drafting of the goods and services description creates the legal boundaries for your trademark: too narrow, and you may not have the protection you desire; too broad, and your trademark may be challenged later in court.
If you need help picking the name to make it pop, try a branding expert, not a trademark attorney.