Aurora, IL asked in Trademark for Illinois

Q: How can 2 lawyers from 2 law firms have "Lawyer Up" trademarked 9 years apart? Is it that one is state and one is broade

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Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Beverly Hills, CA

A: Trademarks are registered within classes of goods and services, and the same mark may be allowed to be registered in different classes if there is no likelihood of confusion.

LAWYER UP VIRGINIA (reg 6329342) is registered in Class 45 for attorney services. (The word VIRGINIA in this registration is disclaimed, meaning that the registrant does not claim exclusivity with regard to that part of the mark.)

LAWYER UP (reg 6369894) is registered in Class 38 for an on-line forum and in Class 42 for computer services, namely, an on-line community for lawyers.

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