Bradford, PA asked in Copyright for Pennsylvania

Q: How do I notify a trademark owner of illegal use of their property?

There is a local business in my area marketing merchandise with unauthorized use of a trademarked "Stay Salty" logo

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Robert Kost
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A: The trademark owner identity and contact information is publicly available at the "Trademark Status and Document Retrieval" site within the US Patent and Trademark Office website. You would first search for the mark via "TESS" -- the trademark search engine available at

But first, consider why you are notifying the owner and whether you're sure the mark is being infringed.

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