Arlington, VA asked in Copyright and Trademark for Pennsylvania

Q: Trying to see if I can create a brand "XXXX Food Network" or if "Food Network" doesnt allow that.

Samples without giving my specific brand away would be: Fisherman's Food Network or Hunter's Food Network or Doctor's Food Network etc...

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Evelyn Suero
Evelyn Suero
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Miami, FL

A: Using the name "Food Network" for your brand may very likely infringe on the trademark rights of the existing Food Network brand. Infringement may occur when there is a likelihood of confusion as to the source of the goods represented by the mark. Adding a word to an existing trademark doesn't necessarily cure the confusion. You should consult with an attorney before proceeding.

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