When patent publishes it is open/available to the public in exchange for a right given to a patent holder to exclude others from making, selling, offering for sale, etc. Upon expiration of a patent term, the patent holder has no right to exclude others anymore, but the patent itself remains in a...Read more »
It really depends under what circumstances you gave your idea to that company: did you sign an NDA (non-disclosure) agreement, or entered into any other contracts with the company, did you work for the company, and if yes, then in what capacity (e.g. independent contractor, employee, etc.), and so...Read more »
The one who filed the Opposition is in an entirely different field. I wonder if a well written response could conclude this issue, or if it will be a long fight, perhaps better to abandon my mark. I need an opinion and assistance responding, if appropriate. I am considering trying to deal with this... Read more »
I think you have a good chance of success by arguing that the trademark of the one who is opposing your trademark is in an entirely different field (you can argue that there will be no likelihood of confusion to a consumer who buys these two different products/services)
See I can not afford to trademark & copyright filing but I was told adding them anyway would discourage people from trying to use them with out my permission, I need to know if this is true and if there is a very cheap or even free way to apply for trademark & copyright.
I would recommend registering your work for better protection. You can do it on-line at USPTO.gov (for registering trademarks) and at copyright.gov (for copyrights). Just make sure to search for similar trademarks. I would recommend consulting an intellectual property attorney - some would charge a...Read more »
Slogan idea, some copyright or trade mark on a slogan base there is so many slogan on a t-shirt, what to do copyS/tradeS. I like to know is their any legal rules on copyrightS or trademarkS base on the slogan on t-shirts & accessories, and what to do from here, is their regulation rules and... Read more »
You do not have to register your work for this purpose.
You only have to register your work before instituting an action for infringement. Since a cease-and-desist letter only threatens a civil lawsuit if the recipient continues the undesired activity, technically it does not constitute an...Read more »
You can apply on-line, but I would recommend conducting a trademark search/risk assessment by looking for identical marks on USPTO or trademark.com sites, I would search for both federal and state registered marks, and also I would look for those marks that could potentially create a likelihood of...Read more »
Ago shows the item in question. However the company suing mine says its from last week. The owner was mad and threaten to fire myself and direct supervisor, however once i saw picture i knew it was older. i can prove this but i fear i will be clollateral damge, to fire me as a form of good faith.... Read more »
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