Sherman Oaks, CA asked in Trademark for California

Q: Can I trademark or use the word “Screendosist”, even tho the word “dosist” Is already trademarked?

“Screendosist” would be used for a potencial YouTube Channel and merchandise.

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

A: When considering an application for trademark registration, it is important to remember that the purpose of a trademark is to protect consumers' right to know what they are buying and from whom not to provide a creative ownership interest for registrants. If there is consumer confusion, the USPTO will file an Office Action in response to the application.

In other words, whether there is a conflict depends on what good or service is being marketed and where.

You should discuss your proposed application with a trademark registration attorney prior to filing an application.

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