San Diego, CA asked in Trademark for California

Q: Can food item name be part of trademark?

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A: Sure. Notice Apple®, formerly Apple computer®. The issue with using any word in a trademark is where and how you are going to be using it. If, for example, you are selling apples, then you may have some difficulty with registering the term "apple" to apply to your goods. But like Apple Computer, since the term apple really doesn't describe computers, they were able to register the word for their goods. If you still need assistance with your trademark questions, you are welcome to contact me.

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