Carlsbad, NM asked in Intellectual Property, Trademark and Copyright for New Mexico

Q: I am asking for clarification on the Let's get Ready to Rumble trademark.

I am a pastor at a church beginning a new series called "the Rumble" We would like to have a mic fall from the ceiling and one of the pastors to say Let's Get Ready to Rumble. We have a livestream and want to avoid trademark/copyright issues. Can I have some assistance in this?

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

A: LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE has been registered since 2000 for advertising and entertainment, by sports announcer Michael Buffer through his corporation READY TO RUMBLE INC. The proposed use for similar services could be considered infringing by the trademark owner. However, since the context of use is so dissimilar to sports, and there would be little likelihood of confusion, the trademark owner might be persuaded to grant express permission.

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