When considering an application for trademark registration, it is important to remember that the purpose of a trademark is to protect consumers' right to know what they are buying and from whom not to provide a creative ownership interest for registrants. If there is consumer confusion, the USPTO...Read more »
It is important to remember that the purpose of a trademark is to protect consumers' right to know what they are buying and from whom not to provide a creative ownership interest for registrants. If there is consumer confusion, the USPTO will file an Office Action in response to the application....Read more »
If you're wondering about this, the answer is that you should speak with a bankruptcy attorney. Most offer free initial consultations, and it won't cost you anything but an hour or two of your time to get good information about whether you should file a bankruptcy or not.
I spoke to a lawyer about qualifying for bankruptcy and she said we made too much to try back in a couple of months when we made less. But my car has stopped working so i need to trade it in to buy a new one. Is that going to prevent me from filing chapter 7 in a few months? Are there any negative... Read more »
I am getting ready to register my company name and logo as a trademark for use as a YouTube brand and on social media. If I want to also send out an e-newsletter for the brand or sell promotional items online with my registered logo on them (t-shirts, hats, mugs, journals, tote bags, etc.), Do I... Read more »
You should speak with a trademark attorney in private consultation. A trademark protects consumers from confusion as to the source and quality of a product or service, and trademarks are registered, therefore, for that purpose. In other words, it's your use of the trademark in interstate commerce...Read more »
It never expires so long as it remains in use in interstate commerce (presuming we are talking about a Federally registered trademark). Once a trademark is registered, you are required to file a Statement of Use and ongoing Renewals every 10 years to maintain the trademark. You must police new...Read more »
IE, product ABC's name is TM as BattleShip, can a completely different class of product XYZ also use the name BattleShip if the products do not share anything in common, essentially a completely different product than the TM product?
Yes. The issue is whether consumers will be likely to be confused by the same name. If they are totally different products sold in totally different geographic regions in totally different channels of trade, there could be no likelihood of confusion, and the separate trademarks might be so...Read more »
You should discuss with a trademark attorney. A trademark attorney will, as the first step of the service provided, conduct a thorough search of the Federal trademark register, state registers, domain names in use, and other common law usages of the term to find out if anyone is already using that...Read more »
They did live with me at the time. the next year i filed my taxes they were red flagged cause they had sent me audit papers but I didn't live at the address anymore. I told them I could send the documents they needed and they said it was too late.Over the years it has reached up to about ten... Read more »
You need to speak privately with a bankruptcy attorney in your area. The discharge of tax debt in bankruptcy is highly complicated and very fact-specific. Yes, it is possible to discharge them, but there are many, many exceptions and the answer for you could differ from tax-year to tax-year. It is...Read more »
I am not eligible for financial aid through the hospital my surgeon used due to the procedure being dental related, not “medical.” My surgeon did not do a preauthorization for the procedure and neither my dental nor health insurance will pay for this bill. I am stuck with it and am only 21... Read more »
You should consult an attorney in your area privately to discuss your eligibility. Nearly everyone is eligible to file for either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 (or the rare individual Chapter 11) bankruptcy, but there are other questions to be explored before you make a decision to proceed with a...Read more »
Hello, I'd like to know if a business name coined from the word insta & maker is possible. I am aware that the "Insta" trademark is owned by instagram, but does that stop me from being able to name my company INSTAMAKER. I would like to know before I get started, so I don't go in and get in trouble... Read more »
You should consult with a trademark attorney in a private consultation to discuss your question. On the surface of your question, you are right to harbor concerns about that proposed mark--and you are definitely right in your instinct that it is something to explore before filing a trademark...Read more »
2.3 Question: Income tax refunds and returns. Answer: Debtor will retain any income tax refunds received during the plan term. However, question 5.2 Question: Percentage, Base, or Pot Plan. Answer: Base Plan. this plan proposes to pay the amount to the trustee (plus any tax refunds, lawsuit... Read more »
Are you trying to file your Chapter 13 without an attorney? If so, although it will sound self-serving from the standpoint of a legal professional, I don't recommend that. There is virtually no chance a Ch 13 matter will succeed without legal assistance, and, based on your questions, I can only...Read more »
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