An attorney would need to review the trademark and how you use it in commerce to answer this question. Generally speaking, you cannot register words that are descriptive of the goods or services. If descriptive words are paired with other distinctive words, you may be able to register the mark as...Read more »
I did a deal to buy an website, the owner of the website, agreed to sell me the full website with the trademark, however after I sent all the money, he just sent me the domain name, and he decided not to follow with our agreement. He is currently keeping the trademark and ask me a crazy amount of... Read more »
You cannot buy a trademark. The fee just permits you to file the application. The fee does not guarantee that the application will result in a trademark registration. Common reasons for abandonment are failure to respond to an office action and failure to submit evidence of use. An attorney...Read more »
A trademark attorney would need to review the trademark registration and your product to determine if your product infringes their trademark. Generally speaking, exact copying is not required to infringe a trademark. If a consumer would confuse your mark with the other, there can be infringement.
You need to execute and record a trademark assignment. Any trademark attorney should be able to prepare this. I would note, before transferring the trademark, you must account for how the new owner will use the trademark. If not done correctly, the trademark could become abandoned.
I filed Declaration 8&9 at the very end of the 10 year period, which ended in June this year. About 10 days later, after the end of the 10 year period, I received an Office Action saying that the specimen was deficient. I responded to the action on TEAS with the substitute specimens that I... Read more »
You can submit a new application after your current registration is cancelled. Although, if the USPTO rejected your specimens for the renewal, it will also reject them for the new application. I recommend working with a trademark attorney to ensure you have acceptable specimens.
The fee to file an application electronically is $225 or $275 depending on the filing status. You will also need to pay an attorney to file the application. The attorneys fees can vary, but will generally be less than $1000. The estimated time to complete a registration is 18 months. I...Read more »
Further, I am applying for an EIN with the IRS. The website is asking where my physical address is - would that be the KY initial registered office, my home address in Texas (where I work), or the property address that I'm in contract to purchase?
There are specific requirements governing when a business entity must register to conduct business in Texas. An attorney would need to know all the facts about the business to answer this question. The address of the business is not the registered agent's office. Typically, the business...Read more »
Its never a good idea to completely ignore cease and desist letter. At the least, you should consult with an attorney on whether there is any merit to the letter. Doing nothing could make the situation worse by subjecting you to being accused of willfully infringing a trademark, which could...Read more »
Someone filed a false DMCA Copyright Takedown against one of my videos and is asking for 1000$ to remove it. How should I approach this situation. I am sure they will blackmail me more if I were to give them my personal information such as: Physical Address, Name, And Phone Number, if I try to... Read more »
If I have a trademarked brand name for toddler accessories (for example), and I want to expand the product line to include more toddler accessories, can that already trademarked brand name apply for the new items as well? Or would I have to get a new trademark for each and every new toddler... Read more »
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