Using or registering a trademark (or a similar trademark) that is already being used by another business in the same/related category of goods or services could be deemed infringement. When another business owns or has purchased a domain containing your proposed trademark (or a dominant word in...Read more »
Before using or registering a trademark, you must first determine if your proposed trademark (or a similar trademark) is being used by another business in the same/related category of goods or services. Using a confusingly similar trademark could be deemed infringement. The first step is...Read more »
Amazon is apparently requesting proof that you have registered your trademark on the principal registry of the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). If you have not done this, consult with a trademark attorney to assist you with the process.
The USPTO may refuse to register a trademark is there is a likelihood of confusion with another registered trademark in the same class/category(s). In this example, both marks could be confusingly similar since the dominant word in both trademarks are identical "JPL" (the word...Read more »
My father passed away (florida) and one of the assets was a checking account listing 2 out of 4 siblings on it. I assume that the 2 siblings should receive this and that is is not part of the "estate" - assets to be divided by the 4 siblings.
My father passed away. no will and no trust. He lived in Florida and had a house in NY. There are children (heirs) but we all agreed to appoint my aunt as the Personal Representative. She lives out of state. Is she allowed to be the PR if she is out of state and is not a blood relative ? She is... Read more »
My condolences for your loss. Pursuant to Florida statute 733.304, a nonresident who is related by lineal consanguinity to a spouse or a brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece of the decedent may qualify to serve as personal representative. She will need to hire a Florida probate attorney.
Determining whether a trademark may be deemed confusingly similar to another trademark depends on many factors. Changing one or two letters may not prevent infringement or refusal of registration if the marks are very similar and operate within the same channels of trade and/or within the same...Read more »
An unregistered trademark owner may sue to protect its trademark from infringement prior to registering it, however the remedies may be limited, depending on applicable law and the geographical areas where the trademark is in use/where the infringement is occurring. Consult with a trademark...Read more »
Ability to legally use a trademark depends on many factors. If a trademark is registered and being used in a class/category that is similar or related to your proposed class/category, then that trademark could prevent your trademark from being registered. Additionally, using the trademark could...Read more »
Generally, a cancelled trademark based on Section 8 typically occurs when the owner fails to file the required declaration, however the trademark may still be in use by the original owner or some other business. Consult with a trademark attorney for advice on your specific trademark.
The USPTO may issue a refusal for registration for trademarks which are confusingly similar to other registered trademarks for the same/related goods/services. When marks sound alike when spoken, are visually similar, etc., the marks may be considered confusingly similar. Using a mark that is...Read more »
My condolences for your loss. If the estate is the beneficiary of the life insurance policy, you will likely need probate administration. Consult with a probate attorney in the state where he resided for more information.
Generally, the trademark registration application fee at the USPTO is between $250-350, and attorney fees vary. The process can take several months to several years depending on factors that arise during the application process. Consult with a trademark attorney for more information.
Trademarks that are listed as "abandoned" or "dead" do not necessarily mean that the trademark is not in use by the original trademark applicant/registrant. Before using a trademark, it is important to determine whether the trademark (or a similar trademark) is currently in use...Read more »
A cancelled trademark may still be in use by the original trademark registrant or some other business owner. In order to avoid claims of infringement, it is important to determine if a mark (or a similar mark) is in use for the same or related goods or services. Consult with a trademark attorney to...Read more »
A trademark that is cancelled or abandoned with the USPTO does not mean that the trademark is not in use by the same owner or a different owner for the same or related goods or services. Consult with an attorney to guide you through the trademark process and with performing a trademark clearance...Read more »
Depending on how a trademark will be used, trademarks may be registered in your state or nationally via the USPTO. Some businesses also register their trademarks in other countries. You can review information about the process at the USPTO website. It is recommended that business owners work with...Read more »
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