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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for New Jersey on
Q: I need help from a trademark attorney

Under Trademark registration numbers - 0627275 and 063059 does Kittritch brand have ownership of the word Contact? or just the word (their brand) Con-tact? Kittrich sells contact paper under the brand name Con-tact. I purchase and sell contact paper under a different name. Now Kittrich is using... Read more »

Emmanuel Coffy
Emmanuel Coffy answered on Dec 24, 2018

I could not get access to the USPTO files with the registration numbers you provided. be that as it may, your mark namely, contact is confusingly similar to con-tact. If you are in the same market space then there definitely is an issue. You should contact a trademark attorney to review the matter... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for New Jersey on
Q: Are we a true subsidiary? If not could we break away?

Our Japanese parent company, started this subsidiary back in the 80's. We purchase their products from them, pay them in full, and don't share the revenue from the deals that are made. That is the extent of the relationship. What really makes me question if we are a legitimate subsidiary is... Read more »

Emmanuel Coffy
Emmanuel Coffy answered on Jul 21, 2018

I agree with my colleagues that your issue being fact specific requires extensive document review to make a determination. For example, the entity may be a subsidiary, an affiliate or an associate. Accordingly, you should consult a lawyer to help you determine the status of your entity. Good luck.

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Q: What does it mean when a trademark is abandoned? Like The Golden Girls here: https://trademarks.justia.com/784/12/golde

We are curious as to why the trademark of the golden girls shows as abandoned. Is it still legally owned by Disney?

Emmanuel Coffy
Emmanuel Coffy answered on May 10, 2016

When a trademark is abandoned, the trademark owner may no longer claims rights to the trademark. In effect, the trademark reverts to the public domain and as a result is available to new users. Once a trademark is abandoned, no "good will" remains in the mark. As such, claim of residual good will... Read more »

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