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Q: Can I register a trademark called "INSTAMAKER"

Hello, I'd like to know if a business name coined from the word insta & maker is possible. I am aware that the "Insta" trademark is owned by instagram, but does that stop me from being able to name my company INSTAMAKER. I would like to know before I get started, so I don't go in and get in trouble from the big guys, thanks.

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John Martin Hilla
John Martin Hilla
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Livonia, MI

A: You should consult with a trademark attorney in a private consultation to discuss your question. On the surface of your question, you are right to harbor concerns about that proposed mark--and you are definitely right in your instinct that it is something to explore before filing a trademark registration application or even choosing to brand your business in that manner.

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