Minneapolis, MN asked in Trademark for Minnesota

Q: Can we trademark NoMore and be put on shirts even though a organization is called NOMORE and sells clothing?

A organization named NOMORE talks about spreading awareness about domestic violence. They also make shirts that they sell with the words NoMore on it. Can we still sell it and copyright NoMore?

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Benton R Patterson III
Benton R Patterson III
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX

A: You may be able to register the trademark "NoMore" for clothing. It depends on how the other organization uses "NOMORE", whether it is registered as a trademark, and the goods associated with the hypothetical trademark registration. A trademark attorney can perform a trademark search and determine whether you can register a trademark for "NoMore" for clothing. A single word or phrase is not protected by copyright law.

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