So my point comes from that Sony Pictures Television owns the animated show "the critic" trademark, the show was created back in the mid 90s. I want to only hope that Sony keeps the trademark of the show. Its just a matter of do they have complete control of the trademark when its filed... Read more »
answered on Feb 16, 2023
DRAGON TALES was registered for "entertainment services in the nature of an ongoing children's television series" in 2000 by Columbia Pictures Television and the registration is now owned by Sony Pictures Television. The registration was renewed in 2019 for another ten-year term,... Read more »
I am designing a logo for a travel agent that will be used at comic conventions and similar fan experiences to advertise a service that arranges travel to such conventions.
answered on Jan 22, 2023
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.
My art wouldnt be a copy and paste situation. For example, Its more or less a 3d sock puppet that looks like superman.
answered on Jan 19, 2022
Generally speaking, you need to be careful when tying to use copyrighted pictures, images, characters, or real living third party persons in your NFT's. I know this is a new area of technology, but traditional principles of copyright law still exist. Unless you are making a COLLAGE, for... Read more »
If the LLC is already trademarked does that mean I cant start my LLC? The company that has that name looks like they've been inactive for sometime, or could I patent the name? Or does it not matter since its in a different state?
answered on Dec 28, 2021
You need to consult with an attorney.
The use of a name in a company name may or may not be indicative of a brand use.
And you would need to do a trademark search and analysis to find out your options.
I have a podcast, and we are just coming up on 10 episodes this weekend. After a google search, and I don't know why I didn't think to do this before, we realized that there is another podcast by the same exact name as ours! In fact, there are two or three. I'm worried we could get... Read more »
answered on Jun 29, 2021
So I don't want to sound like Im beating a dead horse, but you should consult with an attorney.
That might not be enough to pass the likelihood of confusion test or perhaps there might not be a need to add that subtitle.
consult with an attorney! we dont bite
answered on Feb 25, 2021
The application itself will cost $250-$350 for each "class" of goods and services that you file in. For example, if you offer candles for sale, and candle making classes under the trademark "Wickzy", you would likely want to file in both classes in the same application. Many... Read more »
answered on Oct 5, 2020
It's possible, but you should talk to a trademark lawyer to confirm. If the federal registration does not list your particular goods or services, the owner of the mark may have acquired state or common law rights with respect to the mark used with your intended goods or services. The federal... Read more »
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 don't own "EFY" but have been selling music and mp3's that I do own based on their summer camp. I had a verbal "okay" from them to run it the past few years, and they have often checked in to see how things were going. Now they are deciding to pull everything close... Read more »
answered on Jan 24, 2019
You may still be able to register the trademark for use In Class 41 (Entertainment Services) with your scope of services limited to something like music production/distribution; but it really depends on the Summer Camps's mark - i..e how are they using it? What class are they registered in?... Read more »
I am the only person in my business and I really want to keep it that way. If possible. I am using ghostwriters to create the books. I handle everything else.
answered on Jan 4, 2019
I am sorry, I do not understand your question. Please explain more.
I am using the username DadPoolTV for creating videos and streaming content online through Twitch.TV and Mixer.com and YouTube.
Am I at risk of violating DeadPools copyright on the name?
answered on Nov 14, 2018
The answer to your question should be obtained in a confidential setting with a lawyer, not here on a public forum. You wouldn't want a "bad" answer to be public information and then used against you later. The short answer is maybe, and I recommend you consult an attorney if you are... Read more »
an almost identical brand logo with the same meaning, is there a way to co-exist? Can the 2nd company offer to pay an up front and/or annual trademark usage fee to the first company in order to selling similarly-branded products in the same category? If so, what is a customary fee to secure the... Read more »
answered on Nov 14, 2018
Short answer: Maybe.
Long answer: It depends on the willingness of the first company (who has the trademark registration) to either license its trademark rights, or otherwise work out a deal with the second company to allow a potentially confusingly similar mark to exist in the same market.... Read more »
answered on Jul 11, 2018
A trademark attorney would need to do a bit of research to answer this question. If you want to know if you can trademark a name or logo, you should speak with a trademark attorney.
if a sound, like the one used for an ambulance is made from scratch, to be sold as a sound effect, but is not the exact same, would this infringe on copyrights if such a sound were copyrighted? and if it weren't copyrighted could this in anyway break the law?
answered on May 10, 2018
I do not see a problem with respect to patents for having an ambulance sound. While there are patents with respect to sirens, most deal with detecting a siren or other sophisticated interactions. https://patents.google.com/?q=siren&oq=siren
Chances are that your process to create a... Read more »
answered on Jan 31, 2018
Possibly. The respective goods or services need not be identical to one another, only sufficiently related such that consumers would be expected to encounter the respective goods or services under similar buying conditions.
answered on Oct 13, 2017
Hey this is not silly. It depends. Not all title can be protected under trademark law. But like title of series of book can be registrable. Also if you would like to use it in other products/goods/services as well, it may be registrable. You have to look at the information you presented at the blog... Read more »
answered on Dec 12, 2015
It depends on how unique the name is and if you sell the same kind of goods that may cause confusion with buyers.
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