Canoga Park, CA asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for California

Q: I would like to trademark the name ab roller for example. Would I registered it as "the ab roller" or "ab roller"?

Furthermore, if I only register the trademark under the name " The Ab roller" can someone later on come and a file trademark under "Ab roller" for the same line of business being conducted?

Greatly appreciated your help~

1 Lawyer Answer
Evelyn Suero
Evelyn Suero
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Miami, FL

A: Trademarks are registered in the exact way that they are used in commerce. If someone attempts to register a confusingly similar name for the same class/category of goods or services, where there is a likelihood of confusion, their application for trademark registration will very likely be rejected.

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