Hi! I understand your apprehension! Your best bet would be to meet with an attorney and have a comprehensive search done. It may turn out that you are fine even if the same name has already been trademarked due to various factors such as category they are trademarked in, etc. But don't give up...Read more »
I have a podcast, and we are just coming up on 10 episodes this weekend. After a google search, and I don't know why I didn't think to do this before, we realized that there is another podcast by the same exact name as ours! In fact, there are two or three. I'm worried we could get... Read more »
I would recommend having a lawyer run a comprehensive search for you. This will allow you to find out if those other names are registered trademarks. If they are, you may have to rebrand. If they're not, good news! Then you should register yours so you don't have to worry...Read more »
I have searched USPTO and google for "Selfie Skin" and no company has trademarked this in the US and also no American brand is using that mark. However, this company in Australia has been using that mark for a few years. Their product is a Laser Hair Removal. Our niche is in face mask... Read more »
I would like to use a recognizable character name and image in a satirical blog/online content context. What are the parameters of parody law and fair use policy that would allow me to do so legally? If this question is off base, how could I alter or tweak the image to comply with fair use... Read more »
Hi! You can definitely trademark your character name, even without a business license or a business name. I would recommend consulting with an attorney to make sure that is the right action for your situation, but having a business name and license are not necessary for trademarking something like...Read more »
It depends. Since you are in the same class, there could be confusion. However, the names are different. I would consult with a trademark attorney to make sure and possibly brainstorm a new name just in case.
Yes, you absolutely can! It doesn't matter what you sell. If your business has a name, you can probably trademark it. I would speak with an attorney to make sure the name is available and not infringing on anyone else though.
Hi! You likely can apply for this trademark. However, I would hire an attorney to take a deeper look at this trademark and see what, if any, office action was administered in order to make sure your application would not also be refused or anything like that.
So I'm interested if i could for example create my own trademark with the name like Miami Walk Of Fame with my own unique design ? And would i get any trademark infringement from the following trademark? So basically I am asking may i use the "walk of fame" phrase part in my name for the company?
Hi! You might be okay, but I would recommend consulting with an attorney to talk more about potential issues with this name and logo. Trademarks is a complex area and it can be hard to predict what trademarks will be refused or ultimately get an office action.
If the trademark is expired, you should be able to simply apply for it and become the owner of it. If, however, you are seeking to get ownership of the trademark from a current owner, you can always get an assignment or transfer of ownership.
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