Q: If I take over this trademark what will happen to their youtube page? What exactly does this trademark cover?
RYAN'S WORLD - Trademark Details
Status: 602 - Abandoned-Failure To Respond Or Late Response
Goods and ServicesStreaming of audio and video materials on the Internet; broadcast communication services, namely, transmission of data, graphical information, informational images and audio and video information over the Internet and other communication networks; mobile broadcast media services, namely, electronic transmission of entertainment media content over the Internet and other communication networks; telecommunications, namely, digital network telecommunications services; video broadcasting services over the Internet and other communications networks featuring the uploaded, posted and tagged videos of others; electronic and digital transmission of voice, data, sound, images, audio and video content and messages; providing on-line electronic bulletin boards and chat rooms for transmission of messages among users in the field of general interest; audio and video
A: In the United States, trademark rights under common law are based on priority of use, not registration. It is possible that this trademark owner has continued to use the trademark, but just simply failed to file the necessary maintenance failings in order to keep the registration alive. Your use (or attempt to "take over") the trademark could therefore be deemed infringement. You should consult with an attorney to determine the best course of action.
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