Is there some kind of privacy protection for this? I know there is domain privacy where the individual's information is substituted with the web host's information. Is there something like this in the form of trademark privacy for each of the 45 classes of trademarks?
According to the USPTO, all of the information and documents you provide during the prosecution of an application and maintenance of a registration are available to the public and will be viewable on the USPTO website. There is a procedure for domicile address, which can be kept private if you...Read more »
A trademark that with a cancelled registration may still be in use by the owner or some other business. Consult with a trademark attorney to assist you with the application process and search for any confusingly similar trademarks that may be in use.
An abandoned trademark application due to failure to file a required response does not necessarily mean that a trademark is not in use. Before using a trademark, it is important to conduct a clearance search to prevent using and infringing on a trademark that is in use for the same or related goods...Read more »
A "dead" trademark application or registration may indicate that the mark is available for registration, but it does not indicate whether the owner or another business owner is using the trademark in commerce. The previous owner may have neglected to renew the registration, or another...Read more »
The nonprofit voluntarily dissolved as of 4/30/2021 and will not be re-organizing. They held a trademark which according to the USPTO there's been no action on it since 2016 and doesn't reflect an "assignment." I have a similar nonprofit and would like to acquire that... Read more »
The USPTO will refuse to register a trademark when an identical or similar trademark is already registered. Typically, when a nonprofit is dissolved, it is required to transfer all of its assets and property to another nonprofit. It is possible that another organization may now own the mark....Read more »
It may be deemed infringement to use a trademark that is confusingly similar to another trademark that is in use for the same class/category of goods or services. There may not be an issue, however, if the trademarks are used for completely different goods or services when there is no likelihood of...Read more »
If you wish to purchase or license a trademark, you may contact the owner or the attorney listed on the trademark registration. On the other hand, if you are referring to registering your own trademark, you may begin a registration application with your state or with the U.S. Patent & Trademark...Read more »
Once you use a mark as a trademark for your goods or services, others cannot use the same or related trademark for the same or related class of goods or services. Registering your trademark provides additional benefits. Consult with a trademark attorney for specific information.
When two very similar marks are used for the same or related class of goods or service, they may be considered confusingly similar (and possibly infringing), especially when both marks are comprised of the same dominant words. Also, the USPTO may issue a refusal of registration on the basis of...Read more »
The Will has been filled and I have the death certificate and original Will. I was told that all I had to do was fill out the deed have it notarized and signed by 2 witnesses. Also enclose death certificate and a copy of the Will and take it to the Clerk of the Country Office? Thank you in advance... Read more »
Property that is owned by the estate of a deceased individual is distributed via court order via the probate administration process. Consult with a Florida probate attorney to assist you with opening probate and admitting the last will to probate.
Ownership of the property will depend on how the deed is titled and the decedent's descendants & heirs. Without a last will, the property will likely be distributed in accordance with the Florida intestacy statute. Consult with a Florida probate attorney for assistance.
When a trademark application has a status of abandoned, this does not necessarily mean that the trademark is available for use. The trademark may still be in use by the applicant or another business owner, or another confusingly similar trademark may now be in use. Consult with a trademark attorney...Read more »
Per the USPTO, if a trademark registrant does not respond to an office action issued for a section 8 or section 71 declaration or a section 9 renewal application, the registration will be canceled and/or expire. However it is possible that the trademark (or a similar trademark) is still in use by...Read more »
An abandoned trademark status may be caused by failure to submit a required response to the USPTO. This does not mean that the trademark is not still in use by the applicant or by some other person, and using a trademark that is already in use could be deemed infringement. Consult with a trademark...Read more »
A trademark should not be used if it is confusingly similar to another existing trademark in use for the same or related class of good or services. Using the same dominant term as another similar trademark may be refused for registration due to likelihood of confusion and may also be deemed...Read more »
If the Last Will controls how the property is to be distributed, then the estate will have to go through probate administration. A review of the deed of the home will also be necessary to determine the status of the property. Consult with a probate attorney for guidance and representation during...Read more »
Using a trademark that is confusingly similar to another trademark being used in the same or related class/category of goods or services could be deemed infringement and will likely be a barrier to trademark registration. Using the same dominant words in the trademark may increase the likelihood...Read more »
We requested a trademark last year and received a refusal because our name has a similar acronym "BRI" with a company in Texas. There were other issues with class but seem to be minor at best. Trying to find out if we should attempt to respond to this issue or abandon the request.
You may submit a formal response to the USPTO Office action refusal of your trademark registration. You must respond prior to the deadline indicated on the Office action, or your application will be abandoned. Work with a trademark attorney to assist you with this process.
In Florida, all assets belonging to the estate of a decedent (ie. titled in the name of the decedent) will typically undergo probate administration. A last will admitted to probate is used to determine the beneficiaries of the estate. A last will does not avoid probate. On the other hand, for...Read more »
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