Des Moines, IA asked in Trademark for Iowa

Q: If a slogan is trademarked by a maker of protein bars (their packaging), can that slogan be used for t-shirt design?

The term "own the day" is a trademarked by a maker of protein bars. Does that make the "own the day" slogan off limits for t-shirt designs/collections?

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

A: Possibly so. An attorney would need to review the two trademarks to give a confident answer. The design, the description of goods and services, the t-shirt design, and how you plan to to sell the t-shirt could impact whether or not the trademark may be registered.

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