Asked in Intellectual Property and Trademark for New York

Q: I am writing a recipe book and call it "Instant Pot Best Recipes." Should I get permission to use "Instant Pot"?

Good day!

I am writing a recipe book for cooking various dishes using a slow cooker and pressure cooker. One of the registered TM of these devices is called “Instant Pot”. I want to use the "Instant Pot" in the title on the cover of the book. But “Instant Pot” is a registered TM. Should I ask TM owner for permission to use TM for my book?

1 Lawyer Answer
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
Answered
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: You should definitely ask for permission.

It is possible that they will come after you and stop you from using that name.

You can consider other alternative names.

If you contact them, it may be possible they grant you the right to use the name, and you should consider negotiate some benefits

Best luck

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