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2 Answers | Asked in Trademark on
Q: hi, I would like to know how can I open a trademark if I am not a resident of the USA country?
Dane E. Johnson
Dane E. Johnson
answered on Jul 12, 2022

A business or individual whose permanent home is outside the United States can apply for and own a trademark registered here.

The applicant must appoint and be represented before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) by an attorney who is licensed to practice law in any US...
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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark and Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: When filling out a trademark form should I put my name or the companys name as the owner of the mark as a sole proprietr
Dane E. Johnson
Dane E. Johnson
answered on Jul 9, 2022

A sole proprietorship is not a business organization separate from its owner. This means that there is no legal “person” involved except the proprietor, so there is nobody else who could own property in their own name. A small business owner might register a “doing business as” name, but... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Gaming, Intellectual Property and Trademark on
Q: I have a specific question about copyright and trademark registration for a game studio.More details below.

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

i have a specific request and I would like to ask your advice, please.

I am interested in registering a trademark and copyright, specifically about a studio name & devloper name in the games industry, as well as for a website.

Unfortunately, i... Read more »

Dane E. Johnson
Dane E. Johnson
answered on Jul 4, 2022

If you are outside the US, you must have an attorney who is eligible to practice in the US Patent and Trademark Office represent you in filing a trademark application. Outside the US, you can file a trademark application with the trademark office of each country in which you are seeking protection.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for California on
Q: Registered a trademark, however it appears as abandoned or failure to response. Is there a quick solution to this?

Trademark name : CELOSA ROSE

Dane E. Johnson
Dane E. Johnson
answered on Mar 16, 2022

The USPTO record for the CELOSA ROSE trademark application shows a status of abandoned “because the applicant failed to respond or filed a late response to an Office action.” The records also show that the USPTO requested that the applicant “either provide documentation to support... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for Colorado on
Q: How do I get my trademark up to date

No pity self inflicted

Dane E. Johnson
Dane E. Johnson
answered on Jan 10, 2022

Missing deadlines happens to trademark owners sometimes. Deadlines are usually long, but that makes them easy to forget. So don’t be too hard on yourself. If you mean that a federal trademark registration was cancelled due to failure to file a required declaration of continued use, the trademark... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark on
Q: I want to write a medical drama. How do I know whether it plagiarizes/infringes on another or is illegal?

Any particular details I musn’t have in common - character relationship dynamics, certain specialties that make a show distinct (as far as I know, psychiatry makes Chicago Med somewhat distinct), following a seasonly promotion, etc?

Also, are there any other things to worry about legally... Read more »

Dane E. Johnson
Dane E. Johnson
answered on Jan 6, 2022

You’ll probably want to make the medical scenes in your drama accurate but not so much because of a legal reason. Professional screenwriters often use medical consultants to provide realistic context to their stories for film and television.

Scripts also go through extensive clearance for...
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