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.
Consolidation is not uncommon. Judges often consolidate cases for the purposes of "judicial economy" or "judicial efficiency." For example, if one party has essentially the same issue with two opposing parties, consolidating the two cases can help ensure that the common issue is...View More
This application was abandoned a long time ago (in 2008) for failure to respond to some questions that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) had in connection with the application. That application is long dead and cannot be revived or reinstated. But you can potentially file a new...View More
My company helps military veterans with their benefits and provides counseling for them to make sure they are receiving the maximum benefits they are entitled to. Would it be against the law if I bought a domain such as www.selectiveservice.com (Just a random example not the actual domain) and... View More
I was sent a notice on Etsy about copyright infringement but my design is different then what is being reported. I used different images and fonts. How do I respond to get them to over turn their decision?
This question is a very specific one, and will turn on the specifics of who is reporting what to whom, and what their and your designs are. Maybe Etsy has a simple process? Otherwise, I'd suggest that this can only be properly answered by an attorney in dialog with you, and not through a web form.
Depending on how much time has passed since the trademark was deemed abandoned by the USPTO, you may be eligible to petition to revive it. However, it is more likely that a new trademark application for registration will have to be filed. A proper clearance search, however, must be conducted in...View More
If the other party's use of the name has been trademarked through the USPTO, you may have an uphill battle. Much would depend upon the timing, although if your usage of the name commenced before the other party's use, and you can document this use, then there may be an avenue to proceed....View More
I produced (recorded, mixed, mastered, published, etc) two albums and numerous music videos for an artist. We were a team and were good friends. The artist willingly allowed me to record him, video him, photograph him, etc. and post it all on my website and social media pages many times. No... View More
Unless the artist agreed to convey to you the property you don't own it. You might try to enforce some contract by course of dealing, or attempt to show that he gave the work away, but you are going to learn a lesson in doing things without an agreement in place.
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