Q: Hello Can I use a trademark (not mine) after being canceled or abandoned since 2016 ? Thanks in advance
A: A trademark that is cancelled or abandoned with the USPTO does not mean that the trademark is not in use by the same owner or a different owner for the same or related goods or services. Consult with an attorney to guide you through the trademark process and with performing a trademark clearance search.
A: It depends. There are trademark rights on the local, state, and federal level. Just because a trademark was abandoned does not mean that it is available. However, it is a good indication that it might be available. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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