Fort Worth, TX asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Texas

Q: Is Hydra-Bore available to name a new product. Product is mounted on a Power Booster(tm) jets flow opposite direction.

External jets face opposite direction operated with water. Used on sludges 2 clean & for hydro excavation.

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Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
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  • Patents Lawyer
  • Moorestown, NJ

A: No attorney on this site is going to give you a definite answer to any specific legal question, but "Hydra-Bore" does not appear to be listed as a federal trademark. So that is the good news.

You have to be careful though. If the new product is something that the name suggests, namely, that it uses water to bore through a substrate, than the mark may be considered to be descriptive or suggestive, and thus not a good mark. You may want to talk to an attorney about how good of a mark it would be, if you should come up with another mark, or what steps you need to take to turn this into a good mark.

Good luck!

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn
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  • Patents Lawyer
  • Chapel Hill, NC

A: You need to repost this question as a trademark question so that is is presented to trademark attorneys as patent attorney work with inventions not names.

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