It is not quite clear whether you are seeking to re-file a rejected trademark registration application or file a renewal of an existing registration, but, either way, you should seek the advice of a US trademark lawyer for your best options.
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Hello from a longtime tabletop rpg player! I've had the pleasure of knowing and gaming with some of the leading names in gaming going back to the early 80s. This is one of my favorite topics, and the answer to your question is—both.
A company is registered through the filing of your...View More
It's important to remember that the registration of an LLC or other business entity name with your state naming authority is a totally different process than Federal trademark registration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
There are options to revive an abandoned mark, but it is likely at this point that you would need to file a new trademark registration application if you now intend to use it in relation to the sale of a product or service in interstate commerce.
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The name of a business or product can be registered as a trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office to the extent that it is used in relation to the sale of a product or service in interstate commerce. That is, across state lines.
Further, the name must be sufficiently unique to...View More
You would protect your artwork with a US Copyright registration. Your work is copyrighted "automatically" the moment your artwork is affixed in "tangible" form. A copyright registration records your ownership and gives you the right to sue for copyright infringement and to make...View More
It is certainly possible to register a dance group's name, or any other performance name, as a trademark. The question will be the extent to which the mark is used in interstate commerce and in relation to what service or product.
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The name I will be using is “Digitone”. Needing to make sure this doesn’t compete with trademarks under the name that are already in use. As I will not be making products that compete with these said companies that currently hold the trademarked name which seem to be around 5+ companies.
I purchased a replica wrestling belt, and I was wanting to take a high resolution picture, upload it to my PC, and digitally through an art program to make an altered and custom version of the belt, and use that new image on a shirt to sell. I was wondering if that was something I can get in... View More
It is possible that you would be infringing on the trademark of the issuer of the belt (World Wrestling Federation, etc.). it is also possible that you would be infringing on the copyright of the designer of the original belt.
It is best to consult with an intellectual property attorney to...View More
I want to know if this name is fully trademarked by any companies. I want to use it as a superhero name but I'm not sure. And if there are any loopholes that can get me out of any problems, that would be appreciated.
To properly determine whether a mark is free to use, you should contact a trademark lawyer to run a professional clearance search for you. A proper clearance search will review not only the registered marks on the USPTO database but also usages of the proposed mark that have not yet registered....View More
We require a trademark. and want to know we will not be breaking any laws before we start manufacturing. We are at the very early stages of our business. We want some advice on what we can do and not do if our product is very similar to others.
what are the procedures and what will it... View More
I agree with the prior response. Every individual trademark attorney will have his or her own process for assisting clients with trademark registration and related matters, as well as individual service fees. The filing fees are as described in the prior response.
If you filed a design mark application with a color specimen and registered it with color, the registration protects that specific design exactly as filed. Changing the color will remove the design or logo from the umbrella of protection offered by the USPTO registration.
If I am actively developing a video game for downloadable platforms, do I have to wait until I am actually selling my game to register my mark or is announcing the project/maintaining a web presence/updating a devblog enough to constitute "use"?
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