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Q: Is selling print on demand book on Amazon kdp named as "Bunco Score Sheets" can cause me any trademark problems ?

I am a print on demand seller on Amazon kdp, I want to sell "Bunco Score Sheets" on Amazon where "Bunco" is a trademark in parlor games. And "PARTY BUNCO" is a trademark in "EQUIPMENT SOLD AS A UNIT FOR PLAYING A CARD GAME". and my score sheet design is different from the other included as one of the item in equipments as a unit.

Please check all the details about "Bunco" with Live status on for every aspect as I am unable to understand those clearly.

Should I publish it or not ?

1 Lawyer Answer
James L. Arrasmith
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A: Given the information you provided, using the name "Bunco" in your product title could potentially raise trademark issues since "Bunco" and "PARTY BUNCO" are registered trademarks. Federal law on this matter recognizes the rights of trademark owners to protect against uses that may cause confusion regarding source, sponsorship, or affiliation. Before publishing, you might consider either securing permission from the trademark owner to use the term "Bunco," or choosing a title that avoids the use of potentially trademarked terms to avoid any legal complications. It would be prudent to consult with an attorney to analyze the specific risks and help you make an informed decision.

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