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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for Florida on
Q: Hello. Can I use the name "Mortal Kombat", without using any of the franchise's designs or font?

I am simply using the name for a recreational adult softball team. I do not have any copyrighted designs or logos, but I just want to know if using the phrase alone is illegal, if I put it on a jersey.

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Aug 24, 2021

Yes, you can use text only as trademark.

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for California on
Q: I want to name my new company "Quest vans" however I see that there is a trademark for "Van Quest" is that legal?
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 20, 2021

very likely not. It will depend on the specific use.

You need to consult with an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark on
Q: trademark cancellation

We receivede a cancellation about our trademark which registrated in 2020 recently. We want to hire an attoney to deal with the case,if anyone interested in our case please leave an email address so that i contact you.

Julia Lang
Julia Lang answered on Aug 20, 2021

I am a trademark attorney and would be happy to set up an initial consultation to discuss your case. You can email me at jml@carmodymacdonald.com.

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for New York on
Q: I want to give my company a name like "posh" but I know there's other companies with the same name is it a problem?
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 17, 2021

Yes it can be a big problem

Consult with an attorney

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3 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Tennessee on
Q: Can I trademark the phrase ‘the smoky mountains are calling’?
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 17, 2021

Yes you can, maybe

Consult with an attorney

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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for Michigan on
Q: am i able to use a photo of boss baby to make customized golf balls?

the golf ball includes a single picture of boss baby

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 16, 2021

No.

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2 Answers | Asked in Trademark on
Q: How can we remove our trademark info from the search engine? Sites get info from USPTO.Can you help us,please?
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 16, 2021

Not really

the purpose is for the public to have notice

consult with an attorney to understand your options

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2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Massachusetts on
Q: We have a product we call RhinoTab M1. We have RhinoTab trademarked but is there an issue using M1?

I see a bunch of M1 trademarks but cannot tell if there would be an issue on this specific case.

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 16, 2021

Depends on whether somebody else has it registered or how it is used in your mark

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2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for California on
Q: I am starting a business called “Feng Shui Box” but it looks like “Feng Shui in a box” is trademarked. Is that ok?

My business is a subscription based box that I plan to sell on sites like cratejoy. Every month will be different feng shui tips/tricks and products.

Evelyn Suero
Evelyn Suero answered on Aug 16, 2021

Using a trademark already registered and in use by another business for the same class of goods or services could be deemed trademark infringement. Consult with an attorney to determine your options.

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for Colorado on
Q: Hello, is the story of Kong in the public domain? I have heard King Kong and Kong are separate entities can anyone help?

I am an author and I have been considering creating a story based on Kong, using all of the Kong properties such as the character of Kong himself, skull island, and the things related to the original 1933 story. From what I understand Universal Studios own the rights to the character King Kong, but... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 15, 2021

Interesting question. You need to consult with an attorney to evaluate your options.

It is possible that parts of the story are now or soon in public domain. BUT you need to be careful on what you use. Just because something is in the public domain, if you copy somebody's else...
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3 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Michigan on
Q: How do I know if a brand is still trademarked? Or if someone still uses the mark?

I am looking to start a brand, I had started searching through trademarks and found one similar but I have some different design ideas. The owner of mark has been mailed abandonment and things along the lines of that. How do I know if I can start making stuff?

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 15, 2021

You need to consult with an attorney to evaluate your options.

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark on
Q: We wish to export our Petfood to the USA. Another 'Wild Kitchen' seems to have a Registered Trademark.

Serial No. 87074519 Reg No. 5247609. Trademark Name: 'Wild Kitchen' - Goods & Services: Petfood and Pet Treats. Our Trademark will be the Company Name registered here in New Zealand. We will be trading under another name 'Real Wild'. What is our situation with allowance of... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 14, 2021

You run the risk of having your product stopped at customs and deny entry into the USA

I would suggest a different brand

Consult with a USA attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming and Trademark on
Q: I want to buy the trademark of RetroArch, that is a frontend for emulators, game engines and media players.

What is the price? How much must I pay to LibRetro? I am an autistic.

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 14, 2021

You should consult with an attorney, and discuss your needs and options.

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark on
Q: I would like to registered trademark under my name as individual under brand name "Hvlystory"
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 13, 2021

You need to consult with an attorney

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1 Answer | Asked in Gaming and Trademark on
Q: Hi I am Naeem from Pakistan and I want to know how to get tradeMarks for Gaming Studio. provide me detail
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 13, 2021

You need to consult with an attorney.

Check the uspto.gov for more info.

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for New Jersey on
Q: This trademark expired because the owner forgot to renew it I’m a member of the Last Chance MC club and we would like

To renew and transfer the trademark.

What can I do to accomplish this

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 12, 2021

You need to consult with an attorney and file a new application

Best luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Maryland on
Q: Can I apply and register for this trademark or do they still have common rights law ?
Omar Darwich
Omar Darwich answered on Aug 10, 2021

Its going to depend. You did not really provide any details. For example are they still using the mark?

Best bet would be to consult with an attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Copyright and Trademark for California on
Q: hi. you have a case belongs to Bristol-Myers Squibb & Gilead Sciences regarding the trademark of ARIVITY, right?

hi. you have a case belongs to Bristol-Myers Squibb & Gilead Sciences regarding the trademark of ARIVITY, right?

i own a domain name that makes the ownership stronger which is www.arivity.com

if you or your client interested in that let me know.

because usually... Read more »

Omar Darwich
Omar Darwich answered on Aug 10, 2021

Im not sure I understand the question.

Was this individual reaching out to you to sell the domain name?

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark on
Q: How can Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. have Ethernet as a registered trademark? I thought it was relinquished by Xerox in 1983?

I'm an English editor for Hitachi Review, and for many years I have been told to quote the following trademark language when translating anything involving Ethernet: "Ethernet is a registered trademark of Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd." All the sources I can find, including JUSTIA, indicate... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 10, 2021

Interesting. It may be that it became generic so it was better just to go to the public.

Since it happened long time ago there is little online record of that.

3 Answers | Asked in Trademark on
Q: I would like to revive a trademark. How can I do this? and where can I have help?

I would like to revive the following trademark:

Serial Number78872802

Word Mark SENSYO

Status602 - Abandoned-Failure To Respond Or Late Response

Status Date2007-04-27

Filing Date2006-04-29

Evelyn Suero
Evelyn Suero answered on Aug 10, 2021

A Petition to Revive a trademark registration application generally must be filed within two months of receipt of the Notice of Abandonment. A new trademark application will likely have to be filed in for such a trademark. However, note that the abandonment of an application does not mean that a... Read more »

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