answered on Apr 26, 2022
It is not quite clear whether you are seeking to re-file a rejected trademark registration application or file a renewal of an existing registration, but, either way, you should seek the advice of a US trademark lawyer for your best options.
A trademark attorney will discuss your options... Read more »
answered on Apr 17, 2022
Hello from a longtime tabletop rpg player! I've had the pleasure of knowing and gaming with some of the leading names in gaming going back to the early 80s. This is one of my favorite topics, and the answer to your question is—both.
A company is registered through the filing of your... Read more »
answered on Apr 7, 2022
Book titles cannot be registered as Federal trademarks unless they are attached to a series of books or editions. Titles also cannot be copyrighted.
Here, you are proposing, however, to write a book with a title that shared with an extremely famous book: The Hero's Journey by Joseph... Read more »
I was going to register as an LLC and trademark because it's not found in Ga can I do that?
answered on Mar 30, 2022
It's important to remember that the registration of an LLC or other business entity name with your state naming authority is a totally different process than Federal trademark registration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
A name may be "free" within the state... Read more »
answered on Mar 22, 2022
There are options to revive an abandoned mark, but it is likely at this point that you would need to file a new trademark registration application if you now intend to use it in relation to the sale of a product or service in interstate commerce.
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i would like to use a name and trademark it. not sure what is the procedure or how i would go about this.
answered on Mar 22, 2022
The name of a business or product can be registered as a trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office to the extent that it is used in relation to the sale of a product or service in interstate commerce. That is, across state lines.
Further, the name must be sufficiently unique to... Read more »
answered on Mar 17, 2022
You would protect your artwork with a US Copyright registration. Your work is copyrighted "automatically" the moment your artwork is affixed in "tangible" form. A copyright registration records your ownership and gives you the right to sue for copyright infringement and to make... Read more »
answered on Feb 25, 2022
In order to determine whether a particular trademark is available for registration, you should consult a trademark lawyer in a private consultation.
An experienced trademark attorney will, once retained, perform a professional pre-filing trademark clearance search, reviewing not only the... Read more »
answered on Feb 8, 2022
It is certainly possible to register a dance group's name, or any other performance name, as a trademark. The question will be the extent to which the mark is used in interstate commerce and in relation to what service or product.
A trademark lawyer will be able to discuss these... Read more »
The name I will be using is “Digitone”. Needing to make sure this doesn’t compete with trademarks under the name that are already in use. As I will not be making products that compete with these said companies that currently hold the trademarked name which seem to be around 5+ companies.
answered on Jan 12, 2022
You certainly can use an alias or stage-name for your musical career. That name can also be registered as a trademark under the right circumstances.
I am a former professional musician-turned-trademark lawyer, and I specialize in assisting musical artists across the country with trademark... Read more »
I purchased a replica wrestling belt, and I was wanting to take a high resolution picture, upload it to my PC, and digitally through an art program to make an altered and custom version of the belt, and use that new image on a shirt to sell. I was wondering if that was something I can get in... Read more »
answered on Jan 9, 2022
It is possible that you would be infringing on the trademark of the issuer of the belt (World Wrestling Federation, etc.). it is also possible that you would be infringing on the copyright of the designer of the original belt.
It is best to consult with an intellectual property attorney to... Read more »
I want to know if this name is fully trademarked by any companies. I want to use it as a superhero name but I'm not sure. And if there are any loopholes that can get me out of any problems, that would be appreciated.
answered on Jan 9, 2022
To properly determine whether a mark is free to use, you should contact a trademark lawyer to run a professional clearance search for you. A proper clearance search will review not only the registered marks on the USPTO database but also usages of the proposed mark that have not yet registered.... Read more »
We require a trademark. and want to know we will not be breaking any laws before we start manufacturing. We are at the very early stages of our business. We want some advice on what we can do and not do if our product is very similar to others.
what are the procedures and what will it... Read more »
answered on Dec 30, 2021
I agree with the prior response. Every individual trademark attorney will have his or her own process for assisting clients with trademark registration and related matters, as well as individual service fees. The filing fees are as described in the prior response.
Keep in mind that,... Read more »
answered on Dec 28, 2021
There are many attorneys across the US who would be happy to assist you. I am one of them.
Trademark law is a Federal practice, and, therefore, you do not need to necessarily work with a lawyer geographically nearby.
I represent clients across the US for trademark registration.... Read more »
We are a research company providing a news feed website and we want to register the name of the website as a trademark, we are based in Germany and Portugal
answered on Oct 26, 2021
I would be happy to speak to you. Please feel free to complete the Contact form on the website linked from my profile.
For example making a Boy Mom Vinyl Decal
answered on Jan 12, 2021
Your question is not clear. Are you asking whether your product is infringing upon another party's trademark registration if it is the same type of product?
Or are you asking whether your own registered trademark is being infringed upon by someone else's product or service?
answered on Mar 31, 2020
Consult a trademark attorney to discuss your proposed mark in a private consultation.
Many of us offer free virtual consultations to potential clients nationwide.
The first step that is required to answer your question is to retain an attorney to conduct a thorough clearance... Read more »
I'm asking for legal advice. Is it permitted by law to register a business entity and file for a trademark registration using a false name?
Thanks in advance.
answered on Mar 31, 2020
This response is not specific legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship.
You should speak with a trademark registration attorney for specific information regarding your particular proposed trademark .
A trademark is a word, name, phrase, slogan, or... Read more »
answered on Mar 2, 2020
If you filed a design mark application with a color specimen and registered it with color, the registration protects that specific design exactly as filed. Changing the color will remove the design or logo from the umbrella of protection offered by the USPTO registration.
This is why,... Read more »
If I am actively developing a video game for downloadable platforms, do I have to wait until I am actually selling my game to register my mark or is announcing the project/maintaining a web presence/updating a devblog enough to constitute "use"?
answered on Feb 17, 2020
No, it must be able to actually be purchased by end-users via Google Play, iTunes, or Android store, or other platform, in order to be "in use in interstate commerce."
It is possible to file an "intent to use" prior to this point, while you are in development. Please... Read more »
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