Q: A question regarding trademarks. I looked at Aveda and it says their registration is cancelled. Can you explain that?
Creating a logo and want to ensure I dont infringe on Aveda. The logo I have, my client wants one of the letters to have a connector line as a circle to create the full letter
There are over 20 live registrations for the text mark AVEDA, some with design elements. If you have found a registration that has been cancelled, that does not necessarily mean that the mark is no longer in use by its owner.
You should consult a qualified trademark attorney to perform a search based on the design codes which the USPTO uses, and to render an opinion on whether your proposed design mark is too similar to an existing registration.
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