Trademark registrations are cancelled in most instances due to the failure of its owner to file with the USPTO a statement of continuing use. These maintenance filings are due in the fifth year after registration and in the ninth year to renew for another ten year term.
Federal trademark registration is not necessary for use of the trademark, and the mark may continue to be used by its owner pending its registration. Until the registration has been issued, however, its owner does not have the ability to sue in federal court for its infringement.
In order to find out if you your requested mark is already filed with the USPTO you can work with a Trademark filing service for a low cost fee to preform a pre-search or full search for conflicting or similar marks. The trademark application is generally $250-$350. Working with a trademark service...Read more »
It would depend on the type of products. You should expect to be sued if you use "MagSafe" to market goods such as computers, mobile phones, battery packs, electrical cords, etc. For any other goods/services, you should definitely hire an experienced attorney to conduct a thorough...Read more »
Although there are trademark registrations for marks including the words WHONIVERSE and MULTIVERSE, use of these words in a slogan should be considered fair use and not infringing as they are generic terms.
Hello, the answer to your question depends various other circumstances such as in which country you are seeking trademark protection, if you are willing to use the lawyer services or not, if you are going to do preliminary trademark search and so on. I advice you to contact IP lawyer and provide...Read more »
You will have to research whether the current owner of the Captain America trademark owns the rights in similar service or product classes to your proposed use to promote tourism. Whether you will be sued for infringement will then depend on whether your uses interfere with the rights owner in...Read more »
Yes. If a text component of a registered mark is in the singular form, it is infringed by use of the plural. The issue is whether the mark is "confusingly similar" to another mark, and mere pluralization of a text component in a mark is considered too similar for registration....Read more »
Use of trademarked and copywrited products and characters in other products for sale is not permitted and will subject you to possible lawsuits and damages which will include forfeiture of all profits from such sales, payment of attorney's fees and court costs, plus possible punitive or...Read more »
You might be able to defeat their claim. However, unless you know how to effectively draft an opposition legal letter and have a deep knowledge of U.S. Copyright law and case precedents, it's going to be very difficult for you to convey the strength of your position. The case you cite was...Read more »
Your friend should contact a patent litigation lawyer for advice. Not engaging in the lawsuit can have serious, permanent consequences as to the determination of your friend’s rights. It is possible that the process server took all required steps to serve your friend, filed affidavits of service,...Read more »
Such commonly recognized slogans are challenging to register.
A USPTO examiner would very likely issue an office action refusal based on "failure to function as a trademark" because such common slogans are not distinctive and consumers would not clearly identify that a...Read more »
(1)A person who has a *bona fide intention*, under circumstances showing the *good faith* of such person, to use a trademark in commerce may request registration of its trademark on the principal register hereby established by...Read more »
What we can do, firstly, is evaluate whether you have a common law trademark that you are using as a brand in commercial channels, such as selling online. If so, you should explore ASAP the feasibility of a USPTO registration of your mark, as common law trademark rights are very limited and...Read more »
All of my goods would be handmade by me but the goods vary from handmade clothing, paintings, and jewelry. I am curious if there is a class that covers these as a whole? I would like to pay as less as possible because I understand each class is $350. I would be selling all of these handmade... Read more »
Jewelry is in International Class 014, apparel is in IC 025, and art/paintings is in IC 016. If the application is filed using TEAS Plus, the filing fee is $250 per class. TEAS Plus applications have a lower fee but more requirements than TEAS Standard, explained here:...Read more »
I want my YouTube channel name to be called "Postscript." I'll be making video essays in which I'll review, offer critique, and discuss my opinion on various pieces of media, such as films, television shows, anime, video games, etc. I liked the name because it's as if my... Read more »
Hello there, you should discuss this with intellectual property lawyer in your area as there is a need for trademark search first for potential infringement of prior rights. Your question can not be duly answered without that. I wish you a good luck with your YouTube channel though.
The application SN 74343304 (IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME) was for art prints, but was abandoned. Applications to register that mark for construction services and fitness centers were made but abandoned.
IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME is currently registered for use on apparel, but there...Read more »
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