Santa Barbara, CA asked in Trademark for California

Q: Trying to understand Trademarks. If someone has a trademark in a certain category, does that mean I can use it in others

Hello! I'm interested in utilizing the word "funfetti" in a business name unrelated to a cake or the product funfetti. It appears as though the name is Trademarked and I was wondering if it's something I can utilize in an unrelated capacity.

Thank you!

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1 Lawyer Answer
Omar Darwich
Omar Darwich
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • El Paso, TX

A: An easy example is to look at the term "pandora". We have pandora music but we also have pandora jewelry.

Without going more in depth thats a good way to think of this matter.

You can always consult with a trademark attorney. Many like myself offer free consultations.

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