Usually, things printed on clothing are not considered identifiers of source. Trademark protects against source confusion, and frequently the things printed on clothing are considered ornamentation rather than suggestive of the quality or origin of the clothing itself. Nevertheless, you may be able...View More
No, a US registration is limited to the US. You would need to follow the Madrid Protocol to secure trademark rights in other countries. If you are selling products in Turkey, and someone else has a registration, there are several things that need to be addressed (such as whether the person is...View More
That all depends on what products or services the mark will be applied to. Usually, a trademark attorney will review existing marks to determine whether it is a registrable in the first place, and then also include in the services preparing a trademark application if it is. Expected budget $500...View More
If you're going to be a Chicago Cubs themed bar, you might need a license from the team. Even if that specific phrase is not trademarked, you could run into problems, and I recommend allocating some of your startup budget to legal counsel on this issue (and perhaps proper licensing, business...View More
looking for someone to register an American trademark with a large number of classes, or finish a trademark which I`m buying together with Amazon account (if possible). Does somebody help with TM and the brand registries on Amazon?
Yes, there are many attorneys who can help you with this. Based on what you describe, you might require what is called a "house mark." Just be forewarned that for each class the USPTO charges a fee of at least $250. I would be pleased to discuss how I can help fulfill your goals: 202-713-5292.
The company/person who has a registered trademark comes to know that his trademark is being used by some other person/company. The trademark holder company sends a cease and desist notice to the infringing party upon which they gave an undertaking that they shall not use the said registered... View More
If the "undertaking" as you describe it is an enforceable contract, then it might be breach of that contract. If there is no contract (i.e. settlement agreement or license), then there may be a valid claim for trademark infringement. It doesn't matter that the agreement was not part...View More
The company’s owner was involved in a lot of fraudulent activity upon which his father “bought out” the company and requested I create a new company name, logo & slogan. I did so and because of refusal to compensate fairly, my
contract was ended. I’ve sent a cease & desist... View More
A lawyer would have to evaluate the contract you signed to determine if you agreed to transfer your creative rights to the company that contracted you. Contact a Texas attorney, assuming your contract is governed by Texas law (it could be any state).
My sister had a minor car accident when she hit an old lady's car while changing lanes, but it wasnt a major accident as it only scratched the lady's car. The cop gave my sister just a warning as it was her first accident and the damage was really low, even the lady said she wasn't... View More
I moved into an apartment complex that requires you to use their internet/phone company. I have a work from home job taking inbound calls. In three weeks living here, I have missed nearly 40 hours of work from phone outages due to no fault of my own. Am I able to somehow seek compensation for lost... View More
Probably not, unless there is some document indicating that (1) you can operate a business from your apartment (this is frequently prohibited by the condo/apartment building), and that (2) the owner/condo agreed to provide the internet service with certain guarantees or warranties about up-time....View More
I need assistance to file a summary or letter of administration in Pasco county, Hudson, FL. for an inexpensive fee. There really is no estate, only a wrecked motorcycle, and an insurance claim for the motorcycle of >$4,500. For the past 4 years, my uncle resided rent-free, at my property in... View More
Whether it is "stolen" or not, I'm guessing there's at least a fair reason the phone was taken from you, even though you seem to disagree with that reason. At 15 years old, you are probably still considered a "minor" which means you are too immature to have certain...View More
This seems odd that a pre-existing property that pre-dates this copyright registration by an American company would be at any risk for legitimate lawsuit. How can an existing intellectual property be registered to a company whom has no legal contract or agreement with said owners, and furthermore... View More
You ask a very interesting question, but unfortunately, it is laden with too many factual issues to provide a clear answer. Your best bet is to study copyright infringement, and when derivative works are insufficiently indistinct from the original source material. There might also be contractual...View More
I agree that the letter you sent should be carefully evaluated. Besides a patent infringement lawsuit, you might be able to pursue a Section 337 ITC action (international trade commission) that would prevent importing the infringing product into the United States. Obviously, if they're making...View More
The FULL cost to patent something depends on the scope of protection you want. The cheaper fees you might be getting quoted ($3k to $5k) might lead to a very narrow (less valuable) patent, and most importantly, that is only to get the process started! It is very unlikely you will get a patent...View More
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