New Orleans, LA asked in Copyright and Trademark for Alabama

Q: Can I use Palooza in an event name eg Pirates Palooza

We are hosting a local festival and I did not want to use something trademarked

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1 Lawyer Answer
Matthew Alexander Toporek
Matthew Alexander Toporek
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Charleston, SC

A: Palooza is commonly used descriptive term of a party and generic word so there should not be any trademark infringement issues with that particular term. Descriptive and generic terms are afforded little to no trademark protection.

Don Oliver Keene agrees with this answer

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