Jefferson City, MO asked in Trademark for Kansas

Q: I am creating the new tag line Client Focused. Results Driven. I found a trademark. Can I use it as I have written?

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William Scott Goldman
William Scott Goldman
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Washington, DC

A: Well, if you already conducted a search on the USPTO database and found something in conflict, you'll need to determine whether it's a pending application that may have encountered an initial refusal or if it's a registered trademark, and if it's the latter, you should check for any disclaimers or registration on the Supplemental Register. I'd also recommend evaluating other marks for similarity, noting the relevant goods/services in comparison to your own. Searching for common law use could be relevant as well. If you're interested in having all of this handled professionally, please call or email.

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