Q: Hello, how can I use this abbandoned ELIXIR trademark?
A: In order to use an abandoned trademark as your business name it is best practice to register the mark with the USPTO. In order to register a mark with the USPTO you must file an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. You can file the mark online in the proper class of goods and services. The process can be complicated and guidance of a trademark attorney or specialist is recommended.
A: An application or registration with a status of abandoned does not necessarily mean the trademark is no longer in use by that owner or another. A clearance should be performed before using and/or registering any trademark. Consult with a trademark attorney for more guidance through this process.
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