Minster, OH asked in Trademark for Ohio

Q: I see that GM has the term FastTrack trademarked. Can our business use Fast Track as the name of a new program?

This link is the page for their trademark: https://trademarks.justia.com/864/36/fasttrack-86436928.html

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: It depends on whether your use of that same mark could be confusing to consumers. If so, you could be liable for triple damages, and could have to pay GM's legal fees if a court determines that you infringed. GM has enough money to fund legal action against you. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and consult a local intellectual property attorney who can review your use and discuss the risks with you before you do it.

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