Elk Grove, CA asked in Copyright for California

Q: if I want to make a facebook group for auctioning off rock memorabilia can I call is Rockabilia?

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William Scott Goldman
William Scott Goldman
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Washington, DC

A: While that's a catchy name, to be absolutely certain I'd recommend having a thorough USPTO search conducted at the very least to make sure the name isn't in conflict with any pre-existing trademark registration(s) or application(s) for related services. And then you may consider applying for registration in order to acquire exclusive rights against potential competitors, assuming it's not refused on the basis of being merely descriptive. Feel free to call or email if you need any further assistance.

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