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1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for New York on
Q: I want to trademark "outy" for an outdoor brand, however "innies and outies" is trademarked, will it be infringing?
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Yan Zong answered on Jan 9, 2018

Hi the "innies n' outies" was trademarked under the category of appearances. If you are trademarking outy under different class of goods, it is likely that you can get it.

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Missouri on
Q: Can a Trademark be owned by more than one person or entity ?
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Yan Zong answered on Nov 13, 2017

Hi, yes a trademark can be owned than one person but it is not recommended.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Trademark on
Q: How much does it cost to trademark my business name for worldwide?

Hi, I am from Bangladesh. Initially, I want to start my business from here and will approach worldwide.

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Yan Zong answered on Oct 31, 2017

Hi, the cost depends on the country you would like to apply for your trademark. For instance, if you would like to apply for trademark at Dubai, it would be very expensive and you won't be able to do it via WIPO.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Louisiana on
Q: In regards to copyright question I just sent and was answered we are both a coffee shop
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Yan Zong answered on Oct 25, 2017

Hi you also need to find out whether the other party registered its logo with the USPTO already. If not, it may not be able to enforce its rights of the mark in another state.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Louisiana on
Q: If something is copyrighted on their web page in another state and my artwork is similar. What determines how similar

My logo and theirs is similar we both use word grounded , both have roots but different and mine come from tree forming the word grounded. Theirs is a coffee cup with word grounded above and roots inside cup. Can they come after me since they r copyrighted and say I stole from them

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Yan Zong answered on Oct 25, 2017

Hi, you description of the issue seems you are talking about trademark rather than copyright. If you are concerning about use of similar logo, you may consider not only how similar the logo (the mark) is, but also the service/goods that you both deal with in the commerce.

3 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Illinois on
Q: what's the best way to start? I Have My Logo which I Design,I Want To Make tees / caps with my logo I Dont Have Any TM

I Dont Have Any TradeMark register, I'm interest to do it, and basically get my logo protect and my others logos for my respective names of projects (talking About Record Label, Graphics,And Music Productions)

Clothing namely, shorts,caps, hat, jerseys,blouses, shirts, T-shirts,

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Yan Zong answered on Oct 23, 2017

Hi, if you already have the design of the logo, you need to ask a lawyer or agent to help you search whether other similar/same logo existing.

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3 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Florida on
Q: If I register a trademark, how long will that last? When do I have to renew it?
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Yan Zong answered on Oct 20, 2017

Hi, a trademark can last forever, as long as you are using it in the commerce and renew it with the Office. Around every 5 years, you need to file Declaration of Use and every ten years you need to "renew" it with the USPTO.

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Texas on
Q: I want to create a book for children, with unique characters. Is this able to be copyright on my own and how do i do it?
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Yan Zong answered on Oct 20, 2017

Hi, yes. First, when you create a book or a piece of art on your own idea, technically you have the copyright. However you can also register it with the US Copyright Office in order to enforce your right, i.e. suing other people if they fringe on your right. It is simple and you don't need a lawyer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for California on
Q: Fat Albert is Trademarked for the image in use with clothing. Can I sell Health products using the name without issue?
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Yan Zong answered on Oct 17, 2017

Well you may not have issue of likelihood of confusion. But you may have issue that the mark is not a registerable term for the goods.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Trademark on
Q: Hi, when it comes to making t-shirts and related products with words, how does that work for copyright/trademark?

There are tons of people online selling popular phrases on printables, mugs, etc. -- things like "Dream big" and "Hello" and "Travel is good for the soul." Can you trademark words/phrases in a fancy font? Are simple ones like that in the public domain and free game? Or can you only trademark things... Read more »

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Yan Zong answered on Oct 16, 2017

You can trademark words in specific color or shape. However the words should be trademarkable first.

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Utah on
Q: This sounds like a silly question, but can I have a trademarked name in the title of my blog? (redstartbursts.blogspot)
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Yan Zong answered on Oct 13, 2017

Hey this is not silly. It depends. Not all title can be protected under trademark law. But like title of series of book can be registrable. Also if you would like to use it in other products/goods/services as well, it may be registrable. You have to look at the information you presented at the blog... Read more »

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