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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Minnesota on

Q: Would a US Patent only cover my rights in the US or could I use a patent cooperation treaty with a US patent to further

Protect my rights.

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Jul 22, 2019

A US patent is valid only in the US. You can use a PCT application, if you are still within the time limits, to file in other PCT countries. That requires a new application.

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Q: In a federal court if your business is LLC'd does that protect your personal assets? Do you need a separate attorney to

represent you personally?

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Jul 1, 2019

If the LLC is structured properly and the business is run in accordance with that structure, then yes. However, most lay business owners do not structure the LLC properly and do not run the business in a manner that allows the LLC to shield its owners from liability. You may schedule a free intro... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Nebraska on

Q: I designed and started selling a product. Others are now copying and selling it too. Is it too late to file a patent?

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Jul 1, 2019

You have a year from the date you first made, used, sold or offered to sell it.

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Q: Hi. I'm from Ukrain and i want to registered my trade mark ASAP in USA. Tell me please the cost and terms, thank you.

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Jun 26, 2019

I charge $250 for a trademark application.

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on

Q: Patent # 9,488,903 how do I know what I need to avoid replicating to reproduce a product similar to such stated in this

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Jun 27, 2019

Look at the claims as defined by the detailed description.

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Q: hey! i have a phrase that i think will go well on baby shirt, can i trademark it? and if yes, what is the process?

i m not american citizen, but i would like to sell on us market such as amazon ebay ect...

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Jun 17, 2019

No. Trademarks are not for designs. They are indicias of the source. You'd find the trademark for a t-shirt on the inside of a collar or the end of a sleeve on a polo type shirt.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark on

Q: Hi if a search returns no matching records even though it may contain some same words can I register that name?

For instance, Trademarked already is Easy Find Directory.

I am wanting to operate under Easy Find Business Directory, Tucson

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Jun 14, 2019

No. Trademark availability is not associated with trademark registration. You should have a trademark attorney conduct a proper trademark search.

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming and Trademark for Texas on

Q: I made esports org called alleliteclan was wondering if I could use it if there’s a company called allelitewrestling

I want to know if I could use it that wrestling company trademarked allelitewrestling but I’m using AllEliteClan

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Jun 14, 2019

Maybe. You will need a trademarkability opinion.

2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on

Q: pharmaceutical or medicinal

I'm sorry if this question is a stupid one... I just started my job as a patent researcher without solid legal background

Is there any difference between pharmaceutical composition and medicinal composition? I see that the word pharmaceutical is used more often, but legally speaking, does... Read more »

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Jun 14, 2019

Nope.

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for California on

Q: How do I go about owning the trademark for "Girl Gang"? It seems to stand as abandoned. Thank you.

I want to trademark "Girl Gang" for a women's sports apparel company, I'm looking to start. It seems to stand as abandoned. What does that mean? Thank you.

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Jun 10, 2019

You should apply for a trademark application.

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Vermont on

Q: If a company (in a similar industry) has a product name that's not trademarked, can I use that name as my business name?

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Jun 10, 2019

No. Trademark rights are based upon use, not registration.

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Q: I want the adress of company that has a trademark. It says i need an account but i am not a lawyer. What now?

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Jun 8, 2019

You can search for the trademark on www.uspto.gov. The owner's information will be listed. The search and site are public.

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Wyoming on

Q: Hello, I would like to create a new brand called "Fancy Nomad" and found a TESS record with status 602 can I use it?

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Jun 8, 2019

Whether you may legally use it is not related to its registration status. You should consult a trademark attorney. You may schedule a free call on my website. ahajiamos.com

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on

Q: would you please give me an information, How may i buy a patent?

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Jun 8, 2019

Most people use patent brokers to handle the transaction.

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Arkansas on

Q: How do I do an exhaustive search on a plant variety to determine whether or not it is a patented variety?

I like to propagate plants from cuttings and then sell them. I obviously want to avoid patent infringement issues.

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Jun 8, 2019

You should hire a patent attorney to conduct the search. You may schedule a consultation on my website.

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for California on

Q: Im from Sth.America. How long'd take for me and exactly or approximately how much money to trademark?PleaseTellMeDetails

I want to trademark a name for my brand (that's also for me) using a pseudonim, Could I buy something online since I had done first step on the process (the filling) with my pseudonim-brand name? If not, when could I?. Why the USPTO could not accept my submition? and would it mean I could lose time... Read more »

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on May 30, 2019

You should open a business and file the application using the business name. The business would own any trademark that issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for New York on

Q: Hi, is it possible to trademark a business name ? What is meant by status 700 registered?

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on May 28, 2019

Trademarks indicate to the public the source of a product or service. So, if your business is associated with a product or service then yes. If it's only a business name, no.

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for New York on

Q: My business uses the same name as one "trademarked" with a status 700 but offers different services. Is it a problem?

We are being challenged by a company that says they have trademarked (status 700) the name we are using as well. We offer different services and the website uses .us not .com. What options do we have?

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on May 28, 2019

You will need a consultation. click the link to schedule https://calendly.com/ahajiamospllc/15min

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Texas on

Q: Can you use a color out of a NBA, NFL, or MBL team color scheme? Not all colors just a single color?

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on May 28, 2019

It depends. I'd need more information.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for North Carolina on

Q: Do you have to blur out car logo on personal image if use for custom shirt?

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on May 17, 2019

You can't use another's logo in a confusingly similar manner, i.e. that is likely to cause confusion as to the source of the goods or insinuates endorsement.

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