Corpus Christi, TX asked in Copyright and Trademark for Texas

Q: Can I legally use the name Soul Snatcher for fishing lures and tackle?

This will include soft and hard baits, fishing rods, fishing accessories, and apparel.

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

A: There is a live registration for SOULSNATCHAS (phonetic equivalent) in the category for apparel, another for SOUL SNATCHER in the category for adult sexual stimulation aids, and a pending application for SOUL SNATCHER in an apparel-related category, so those would preclude new registrations in these categories.

Fishing tackle, reels, and rods are goods in another category (International Class 028), however, and there is currently no application or registration for SOUL SNATCHER in that category, so it may be possible to obtain a registration for these goods.

For a definitive opinion and advice for use and registration of the mark, you should consult a competent trademark attorney.

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