It depends on the context of your proposed usage. The words "Milky Way Electric" can not be copyrighted, but they can probably be used in a trademark, that is, associate it with a good/service. You will have to seek out a trademark attorney to guide you on the specific areas of...View More
I still do the podcast weekly, my company just had a 20 person layoff and I was included but they want to claim IP of my podcast which is at 166 episodes. All the work, and my voice was done by me alone but they never fully "sponsored" it. Do I have a fighting chance here?
The name of a series of books or other creative works may be registrable if it serves to identify and distinguish the source of the goods. An applicant must submit evidence that the title is used on at least two different creative works.
Likelihood of confusion exists between trademarks when s) the marks are so similar and b) the goods and/or services for which they are used are so related that consumers would mistakenly believe they come from the same source.
Because the marks are basically identical, the evaluation turns...View More
The danger of trademark infringement depends on the type of good/service you are going to use the phrase in as a trademark. You will have to examine the prior trademark registration to see what goods/service categories the registration encompasses and then compare it to your use. If the...View More
The key question is whether the goods/services are "related" to each other. This is a multi factor assessment based on a) whether other organizations offer both your goods/services and the cited third party’s goods/services under the same mark b) the marketing methods of the junior and...View More
I as a distributor of tea products place a brand customer's custom logo on the product and ship to their customer when they have orders. If one of these brands also has us place another 3rd parties logo (a 501c charity they raise money for) on the product am I at risk of any legal liability... View More
Those third party logos are someone's intellectual property, and I would advise you to obtain some kind of proof from your customer that these third party logos are allowed/licensed to be used in the particular product.
I have been contacted by a firm representing a patent holder. They are seeking damages. I entered into a contract with a service provider claiming to have exclusive ownership of the IP. Am I liable? If so, to what extent? What steps should I take in the matter?
You should immediately contact an Intellectual Property attorney so he/she can review your situation, including the Cease and Desist letter, the alleged infringed patent, and the contract that you signed with the service provider. There might be language in that contract that explains liability...View More
I used an online company to submit filing for trademark of my Hercules Dock Bumpers name. Serial Number 97643107. I've paid the initial USPTO filing fee and have been waiting months for it to be assigned. I just got notice that the application was accepted and will be assigned to an... View More
In short, No. RL is part of a portfolio of trademarks that protect the Polo Ralph Lauren empire. I strongly suggest that you do not pursue this trademark as it will immediately incur the wrath of Polo Ralph Lauren and its lawyers.
The notation at the bottom of the page "Copyright 2019-2022" most likely has nothing to do with the actual substance of the promissory note. You should take the promissory note to a contracts attorney for her review.
I have a copyright application submitted for a phrase that I intend to sell on hats, shirts, stickers and cups. Do I need to submit a copyright request for separate categories since I intend to sell it on different types of items? I am being told that stickers are a different category from... View More
To maintain you US registration, the trademark owner needs to provide proof of use between the 5th and 6th years of registration and then between the 9th and 10th years of registration, and then every 10 years. If that does not happen, the marks will be deemed abandoned
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