I have several patent, and the maintenance fee when do you soon ; I want to change the entity type to micro so I can pay $400 tip patent rather than $1600 . Also, my address want to be changed as well. Beside I am not familiar with filling required documents, therefore what could be the range of... Read more »
I sell on Ebay and I just got a letter from a law firm saying using "The North Face" is a trademark violation can I just use "North Face" without the "The". They are saying if I don't remove all my listings they may take legal action. My understanding is when I... Read more »
Business names are not eligible for trademarks. If you are using the business name is used in association with produce or service, then you may be eligible for a trademark. You should consult a trademark attorney. I offer free consults. https://calendly.com/ahajiamospllc/15min
Hello , I have recently made incursions towards making a brand out of a specific product and discovered that is patent protected . Us 8,246,496 ; 8,579,737 these are the patents , now my question is , how can I sell them . Is it enough if I modify something in the product or do I need approval fron... Read more »
That's it in a nutshell. I want to use said Guru's concepts and some lose verbiage so I can advertise and gain traction in the community of people that follow her. I found a list of the company's trademarks and none include the terms I want to use. I would not be selling the... Read more »
I echo Sean Serraguard. I charge a $3,000 flat fee for most applications ($9K-15 when I was with a big firm), not including the filing fees. Average folks pay about $430 in filing fees, but the price could be substantially higher. If you'd like a free consultation, please reach out at...Read more »
My company and it's name were created a few years before the name was trademarked by an individual/person. The individual used sloppy specimens showing use by his corporate entity with no similarity in word mark even shown, and again; filed as an "individual/person" but still got the... Read more »
their wording is registered and my words are arranged differently and missing a word the registered TM has. I also have a distant design for mine and its in use and printed on many things. How will I go about TM my design? Is it possible?
I processed a provisional patent in 2003 and did not follow up with a non-provisional patent due to cost. I made several operational prototypes from 2000-2007 of this device. I did discuss concept with an associate of a company. I just recently found out that In 2008, this company was granted a... Read more »
If there has been non-use with no intent to use for at least 3 years, then yes. Otherwise, trademark rights are not established by registration (i.e. it doesn't matter that the registration expired), rights are established by use.
Trademark registration does not allow one to sell in the marketplace. Just because a trademark is canceled does not mean that it's free for public use. There is an article on my website on this very topic.
Maybe. The standard is the likelihood of confusion. Two companies may register and use the same words as their trademark and not be infringing if there is not a likelihood of confusions between the two uses. There is alot of information on my website on the topic.
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