Republic, MO asked in Trademark for Missouri

Q: Am I allowed to use the phrase r.v there yet. On my r.v repair business sign? It has a copyright just not sure loophole

Can I get permission from them to use in a different font? For strictly my business sign highly doubtful but worth a shot?

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A: [This is a trademark question, not a copyright question.]

Good Sam Enterprises has a federal trademark registration for the mark RV THERE YET? used for an online journal & for newsletters. An application to register RV THERE YET RESORTS was refused registration as confusingly similar.

Repair and maintenance services using that mark would be infringing, and it is unlikely that Good Sam would license its use.

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