Q: I want to buy the trademark to 'Purple Urkel' for my LLC. The current status of the trademark is 602 - Abandoned.
602 - Abandoned-Failure To Respond Or Late Response is the staus of a trademark I want to purchase, can I still purchase it?
A: A business typically acquires rights to a trademark based on usage. Even if the trademark is abandoned it may still be in use. If by purchasing the trademark you mean registering it, then prior to doing so, work with a trademark attorney to assist you with clearing the trademark to ensure that the mark is still not being used by that business or by another business.
Consider a consultation with a trademark attorney to discuss how to obtain trademark rights – and the likelihood of obtaining the desired rights.
If you are doing research on your own the United States Patent and Trademark Office website (uspto.gov) has a lot of material/information.
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